Monday, August 14, 2006

Day 11: DH embarks on criminal career to finance bus-trip into town

Balance Sheet: Ezybanking: $19.95 DR. Mastercard $1418.15 DR; Daughter's a/c $15.70; Cash on hand; $5 + breadcrumbs found in a coat pocket, half a jar of 5 and 10 centpieces, Investments: Nil. Car: Nil.

It's all getting a bit too much like convict-era England. DH expects to be shipped off to Nauru any day now for the crime of stealing a loaf of bread.

She had to go into town, but didnt have the ante for a Metro 10. Nor could she afford 4 times $2.80 to do her errands. Though she is entitled to a Pension Card, she estimates it will be at least 3 weeks before the bureaucracy sends her her card.

So what could she do? She borrowed her daughter's pension card and fraudulently bought a pensioner excursion ticket!

The Outraged Taxpayer should just chill out. The State's coffers are still $98.50 in the black, as DH is still paying off a $100 fine when she got busted for using an out-of-date pension card for similar reasons earlier this year.

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