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there's a recession on dontcha know

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MonstaMunch Wed 01-Jun-11 11:41:52

idiots on the radio saying they bid on £9000 worth of Olympic tickets!!!

didnt get any mind LOL

but nice to be able to afford to put that amount aside!

Katiepoes Wed 01-Jun-11 12:14:53

So nobody should spend any money? How would the recession end then?

nicespam Wed 01-Jun-11 12:15:38

poor gits probabaly used their redundancies to pay for it wink

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Wed 01-Jun-11 12:17:36

don't really care tbh

kreecherlivesupstairs Wed 01-Jun-11 12:19:44

Their money to spend no?

Punkatheart Wed 01-Jun-11 12:29:42

I just bought a bunch of (still fine) reduced flowers at the Coop for 20p, a bunch of oranges for 35p and a potted plant for 39p. I am chuffed with my purchases. I love bargains. But if I also wanted to go and spend some real money, or someone else wanted to spend some money - I would have no problem with that at all. Life is life. Some people are richer, slimmer and ....gasp...better-looking than me.

(goes off to squeeze oranges and arrange flowers)

tortilla Wed 01-Jun-11 12:30:03

If people don't spend, we sink further into recession. Rather than calling them idiots, be grateful there are still some people in this country who have money to spend perhaps?

You don't know why they're spending that money. Maybe they've been saving since 2005 when the olmypics were annoucned. Maybe they're not planning on going on any holidays next year so they can go the olympics. Maybe they spend nothing on Sky or takeaways or frivolous electronics or second cars or big mortgages. Maybe they played the odds and knew they would never actually have to spend that much on tickets so it was an arbitrary amount really.

Not idiots. Just doing different things, living different lives to you. Bemused that you're wasting your energy on thinking about other people you don't know.

Annabel7 Wed 01-Jun-11 12:48:37

Yes, there's a recession. Not everyone is necessarily skint though. What's it to you how anyone else chooses to spend their money?

vickibee Wed 01-Jun-11 12:48:59

I know people who pay £24000 for one day of grouse shooting, but that is how the other half live. The recession only affects ordinary folks on normal wages. The rich people carry on living the high life

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Wed 01-Jun-11 12:52:46

Not everyone struggles in a recession <shrug>

DaisySteiner Wed 01-Jun-11 12:53:54

We're not in recession! Positive economic growth last quarter, although I will concede that it doesn't always feel like it.

EssexGurl Wed 01-Jun-11 12:55:49

I think most people bid for more than they could afford knowing that they were unlikely to get many / any tickets. It is all relative anyway, £9k to them might not be huge. Or if it was their life savings, they were bidding because they wanted to go and it meant a lot to them. I am gutted we got no tickets and will be really sad for DS who would have loved to have been there.

Glitterknickaz Wed 01-Jun-11 12:57:00

Can't say I've noticed. I'm too busy raking it in off the taxpayer hmm

animula Wed 01-Jun-11 13:41:54

We didn't either, EssexGurl. sad

Was looking through OlympicTickets thread on mn last night, feeling sad.

OP- 1. What EssexGurl said 2. Hot News!!! Income is unevenly distributed throughout society!! shock

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