The first of what will no doubt be an endless series of laments. Everything in this shitty country is about MONEY.

A steady drip-drip of larceny and greed. Destroying the Soul.

Tiny examples – but they all shape the environment. People complain about the atheism of the USSR. But what about the Godless materialism of the West?

I booked into a hotel in Wales recently. I asked the woman on the other end of the line the price. £70.00 she says – her voice eager and fearful that it will be too much. She is trying to get as much as she possibly can. Why not think about your business – about the service you offer – the hospitality you provide – and which (I’ve no doubt is good and you enjoy giving) and THEN think about the money? Yes; you’d be £10.00 worse off on some bookings – but, you’d be happier – and the world itself would be a happier place.

And, no, you didn’t really need to send me a series of upsells following my booking – I’m sure your restaurant is nice and I was planning to eat there anyway.

All this getting getting getting destroys the Soul.