Anyone mind if I have a quick moan, I know I said I don't do moaning, but this is about an article in the Daily Fail. No I didn't hit the wrong key, note the letter 'F' is no where near the letter 'M' on the keyboard. The Daily Mail Fails miserably in it's attempts to become a newspaper, don't know why I read it really.
I suspect this article is in other newspapers as well, so maybe I should excuse the Fail of printing a non story, and blame the Office for National Statistics for announcing the increase in numbers of people living alone. But it's the tone of the article I don't like, so I suppose that's the fault of the journalist who wrote it.
Ok, so it says, quote 'Figures suggest that, for many, sexual freedom and serial relationships have ended in a life with no relationships'. Well thank God for that, because I can't be bothered any more ;o) Been there, done that, end of, ha ha.
quote 'By 2010 the number of 45 to 64's living on their own went up by 31 per cent, no other group had so many isolated people'. What are they on about, who's isolated? Do they think we are sad unsociable people with no near neighbours, who stay in bed all day?
quote 'Increasing numbers of women who have delayed having families for the sake of careers and mortgages, are missing out'. What! I can't think of anything that I have missed out on. In fact I can think of a whole list of reasons why it has been an advantage for me to be childless. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am happy with my lot.
The headline for this wonderful piece of journalism? quote 'Revealed, the 2million baby boomers who are facing a lonely old age'. Lonely old age my backside, I don't think so sunshine. You want to get out there and ask some of us poor sad lonely souls how often we cry into our pillows at night, while sprawled across a king sized bed, snuggled under a cosy duvet with no one sticking their cold feet into our backs. Bet you don't find many.
Oh, bye the way, the film crew arrive on Tuesday. Yep, I'm going for it. This sad old biddy is going to have some fun, ha ha.
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