The Value of Nothing
I wandered into a branch of an up-market stationery store.
The place was full of school children and college students buying notebooks.
I left because I thought the notebooks were ridiculously expensive.
I bought my supplies at another store a hundred yards away where the notebooks were one tenth the price.
When I finished my shopping the children were in a café sipping frothy lattes and eating expensive cakes.
Next week those kids will all complaining about the capitalist society and the way our resources are wasted.
And in a year or two’s time those kids will all be complaining that they cannot afford to buy a house.
Copyright Vernon Coleman June 2019