Year 3, week 36: delicious irony

There was a long queue outside of chambers today which was an unusual sight since barristers rarely queue up for anything. As I approached, I could hear a very heated conversation although for once it all appeared to be going one way. “The very least you could expect is that law-makers keep to the spirit as well as the letter of the very laws they enact,” said HeadofChambers.
“Slippery, self-serving bunch of fat, greedy layabouts,” said OldSmoothie.
“Playing the system for all it is worth,” added BusyBody.

Then I asked the reason for the queue. TheBusker was passing at just the same time and smiled before giving his answer directly at OldSmoothie. “Oh it’s the visit of a new accountant BabyB. Word has it that he has some magic formula to get around the new 50% tax bracket for income over a hundred and fifty grand.”

Well, quite.

June 2, 2009 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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  1. pearl - June 9, 2009

    Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.