Thursday, 29 May 2014

Private Eye

It was a quiet night at Samaritans this evening....not a bad thing all told
My colleague gave me one of his Private Eye Magazines to read
It's  been an age since I've looked at one.
In the classified section I noticed this typical but awfully sad personal ad, presumably looking for financial support
24 y/o, Underemployment, illness, debt,pregnancy. Trying to stay nice.........
the lives people live.....eh?
Hey ho  

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  1. It breaks your heart doesn't it?

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    1. If genuine , yes it does

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  2. Does that mean she's looking for a sugar daddy? I hope she finds someone nice to help her.

    Love,
    Janie

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  3. Yikes. Poor thing.

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  4. Glad you had a quiet night at the Samaritans (a rarity?). And yes, that is a very sad ad.

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  5. Life in 2014. Could have been 1914.
    Jane x

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  6. Judas h. Priest.....either it's a scam, which is sad that someone would be able to think up something like this, or it's for real. I have two daughters, to think that they, or anyone like them are in this, is just screwed up. Every girl out there has a mom and dad, mostly, would be tortured to know their kid was at this state.
    Makes me crazy.

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  7. What do you mean, hey ho?

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    1. It's like saying "oh well, never mind" we use it when something doesn't quite go as we'd hoped it would. X

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  8. If genuine, very sad.

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  9. I once volunteered for a program called Soulmates. It was made up of young women who supported single young mums so that they didnt fall into the trap of being lonely and hooking up with the first bloke that paid them attention and thus continuing the cycle with an added kid each time. We received about six weeks training on all sorts of things and believe me some of these girls (at least the ones i was introduced to) come from a different world to mine. It was really cool experience and certainly an eye opener. Sometimes all they need is a little support, self esteem and encouragement.

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  10. if voters actually knew people like this they would be a lot less in favour of welfare cuts but the truly disadvantaged live on the fringes out of sight of the comfortable. its exasperating

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  11. Odd advert. Talk about selling yourself. The way she is going about it there won't be any takers. Other than maybe one of those who pray on the vulnerable. In which case she has just dug her own grave.

    On the other hand it might be a man: unemployed, in debt, ill mother, pregnant girlfriend, trying to stay 'nice' before he robs a bank.

    Quiet night at the Samaritans? Yes, John, possibly one of the few times you are glad to have no "customers". Though, of course, that might only reflect on how many quietly desperate people out there cannot bring themselves to pick up the phone.

    Aren't I a little ray of sunshine on this grAy morning,
    U

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  12. can i put one in nearly 70 not to well not reciveing much money can not work loves being naughty trying hard to act my age

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  13. Don't know what to say; why Private Eye ?

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    1. I am amazed that these begging ads are still being placed in P.E. - they must work, otherwise people wouldn't have put them up for so many years. Just to write a 2 line thing saying 'please give me money' then sit back and wait for it seems unbelievable to me. I wish I could do that successfully - "Old git desperately needs £50,000. Please send it to me now."

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    2. I totally agree. I always used to look at those ads in utter amazement.

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  14. Makes me so sad for that person. So many people out there need help right now. We truly have a lot to be thankful for. Things could always be so much worse for us...

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  15. I hope that post will get her help - the right help.

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  16. Enjoy your weekend.

    I always enjoy my visits here.

    Toni and I were thinking of you yesterday as we yelled "Claimed" over the oddest things in his storage. Thanks for convincing me to watch that show.

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  17. This is a tragic an desperate young lady. Hope something comes her way.

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  18. It does break one's heart. We tend to forget (or have little awareness of) how much so many people struggle.

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