The Value of Nothing

Vernon Coleman

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 caf 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 twos time those kids will all be complaining that they cannot afford to buy a house.

Copyright Vernon Coleman June 2019