Cheers - Coda
Being exquisitely broke I tend to walk everywhere. Walking everywhere is an eye opener, you really ought to try it. Only yesterday I watched someone walk down Market St here in Crewe who was so paralytic he didn't realise he was carrying his open can of Tennants upside down. Once pissed, money no object.
I try and save money everywhere. Their attitude to farmers may need a kick but in some respects Tesco are more than canny. Those giant "recycling machines" outside some of their stores can earn you money. I was initially sceptical as they are powered so the electricity has to come from somewhere. Our local Tesco has a wind turbine in the car park so there's a balance there that while it's not perfect, is on the right track. The machines also have a loyalty card swipe facility. Before you tip your cans and bottles down the chute, swipe your loyalty card - at the moment for every 2 aluminium cans you recycle, you receive a point. It's not much but it means that there are very few cans laying on the route I walk every day and I can afford the odd organic parsnip. As this is a two mile trek, I feel I am doing my "bit". Every little helps as they say. What I have noticed though is that a large proportion of the beer cans I pick up are half full. If you can afford to throw away beer you won't care about the price of it.
Legislators, or those who like to think they are, live in a different world. It's a perfect world where everything runs smoothly. Utopia. People who drink to oblivion do it in order to also inhabit a different world, one where they have no cares or worries. The last thing they are going to think about is how much it costs to get there. Unfortunately it's not the same Utopia as the one the movers and shakers are on and it never will be.