Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wexford Sights (XXVI)


Earlier, as I went out on yet another icy morning, I saw a jet crossing the sky behind my house, its exhaust fumes lit by the rising sun. The photograph, lacking depth, makes it look like a falling star, and the following remarkable tune sprang to mind. 



Then I went inside and read this and this. The average bonus for AIB staff will be E16,700, nearly E100 more than what will be earned in a year by people on the new minimum wage* (which is quite possibly what those who clean the offices of the people receiving the bonuses are paid)). The original fallen angel must be laughing his Satanic little head off at this morally poisoned, irredeemably callous little sewer of a country...
(*E7.65 x 40 hours x 52 weeks: E15,912)

4 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

They call it free enterprise.

If I were to write a confidential diplomatic cable which, of course, I won't in times like these, it would swarm with depletives.

By the way, a Minister in Lower Saxony who - very probably - would not call herself corrupt, recently said that five Euro per hour are an acceptable minmum wage. ...

jams o donnell said...

At fist I thought it was a shooting star!

Claude said...

The music truly enhances this great photo. Enlarged, you see the jet falling deep and fast. It looks like you were waiting for this to happen...

I don't know what to say about hungry children. And corrupt, greedy people.

Yes! I know what to say.

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks, guys. It's pretty awful what's happening in Ireland right now ... Our bullying blowhard of a Taoiseach took a E15,000 pay cut, but he's still paid more than the Prime Minister of the UK, who's responsible for ten times more people. Meanwhile, suicides, emigration, and people eating from dustbins will increase and increase...