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Quiz time....

Would you rather live and work here:

And take in €8000 gross per month (£67,341 PA) or live and work here:


And take in €21162 gross per month (£253944 PA) (forgot to convert from euros - £177498).


Decisions, decisions....

Lest the flags do not make it obvious, the first building is the Elysée Palace, and where M Sarkozy resides, while the second is the Bundeskanzleramt, and where Frau Merkel is to be found.

Curiously enough, the French President gets to appoint his PM, but gets paid less than half.

(Pay figures borrowed from Libération)

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Anonymous verity said... 12:16 am

Obviously, no contest. The French do elegance.

Frau Merkel's official pad, although I can see it is intended to look elegant and light, simply looks harsh. Oh, dear, am I typecasting? But it's horrible.

Also, to live in a building like that, you would have to be thin, chic and have big hair and Frau Merkel fails dramatically on all three counts. (I don't want to be cruel, but as she is pushing this Treaty-aka-Constitution, I will fight my finer instincts and go right ahead.)

Oddly enough, the only couple I can see carrying off that residence are the Sarkozys.  



Blogger gitanodemurcia said... 12:20 am

And the Hungarian dwarf is now earning 2.5 x more while he did not raise the minimum salary. What a sad little prick is sarkaka  



Anonymous verity said... 1:22 am

Gitanodemurcia - Well, I think he's cute.

And "minimum wages" are wrong for capitalism and it is capitalism, not communism, that drives the world. Minimum wages are anti-progress.

Perhaps you should follow the human tsunami and move to England, where you can get a minimum wage even if you're not working. So you take away one element: the work and retain the other: the pay. So minimalist, darling!  



Blogger gitanodemurcia said... 1:31 am

afraid i did not do harvard or so but doing this in france means the end of him as france is a country that is terribly selfish but cannot bear injustice. I rather not come to yours tonight although it is tempting  



Blogger gitanodemurcia said... 1:35 am

it is capitalism, not communism, that drives the world. mmmmmmmm hum . That is rather interesting. and look and england . a country full of depressed drunks. merci  



Anonymous verity said... 4:52 am

Gitanodemurcia writes: "I rather not come to yours tonight although it is tempting."

You'd rather not come to my what? I don't remember inviting you to anything, although you're welcome to come over and clean out the cat tray. Don't forget to put it out in the sun afterwards.  



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