Britain’s jobless could be put to work as waiters and bartenders to ease the country’s labour shortage, Downing Street has said.
The problem with this is that none of the current ruling class have ever worked as a bartender or waiter. They’ve therefore no clue about how easy or difficult it is.
It’s actually skilled – and physically hard – labour. One of the reasons I despise that oaf Soames is because he used to make fun of John Prescott for having been a steward. Would shout “gin and tonic, gin and tonic” when Prescott was speaking in the House. OK, given Prescott, mangling the language, not speaking. And Lord Knows I thought Prescott was a bad politician – I’m the person who did that “fuckwit” googlebomb after all. But the steward thing? Tosser.
It’s difficult work. It really isn’t something that you haul someone off a pizza strewn sofa to do. Well, not unless you want to make British table service even worse than it already is.
Note, please, that it’s not the idea itself that I’m really complaining about. It’s that none of these people have enough life experience to understand why it’s such a bad idea.