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A nation of moochers...

The DWP has been polling the nation on 'intergenerational ties'. Thrilling, huh? Most of it is far too dull to be worthy of note, but the reasons for being chummy with one's neighbours are classic:

1. To keep an eye on my house when I'm away 72%

5. To borrow things when I run out 29%

7. To feed my pets when I'm away 23%

Don't answer the door people....


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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 12:44 pm

Have they got nothing better to be doing? If not, then why don't they just disband and save us a whole load of cash.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:01 pm

Works for me, pun very much intended.  

Blogger CityUnslicker said... 1:26 pm

where does 'to keep them friendly whilst reporting them social services' come in the list?  

Anonymous Geoff said... 6:17 pm

I once followed the Commandment to "Love Thy Neighbour".

Her husband was furious when he found out.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 12:25 am


Anonymous Nomad said... 7:07 am

When I were a lad... Max Bygraves sang about friends and neighbours making the world a happier place (or words to that effect). My own view several decades later is that the proverbial high fences make for much better neighbours.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 7:29 am

Good stuff people. I have had mixed fortunes with neighbours and to this day wonder whether it is worse being able to hear them, or knowing that they can hear you.  

Anonymous JuliaM said... 10:27 am

Depends what you (or they!) are doing, I'd have thought..!  

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