Friday, 15 May 2009

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 75 Fit

Mike told her about Jason at the gym.

"Tell me more" she said.

He told her everything he knew - his name, age, where he lived.

"Is he fit?" she asked.

"Fitter than me!" replied Mike.

Watching Jason on the treadmill and lifting weights, she smiled.

"Hi Jason, I'm from the Benefits Fraud Office" she said.

Members of Parliament here are claiming on their allowances for cleaning moats, hanging chandeliers, paying housekeepers and gardeners, bath plugs, barbecues, plasma TVs etc., etc! MP say their claims are within the rules - that may be so but they are abusing the system. One rule for them and another for everyone else! I'm not condoning people cheating the benefits system but the ordinary man in the street gets hauled over hot coals for doing exactly what the MPs are doing. Where is the fairness in that?

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citizen of the world said...

There is no fairness at all, but those in power always get mor priveleges than the rest of us. Bah!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i heard about this. seems like power does truly corrupt. it sure does here where i am!

smiles, bee

Daryl said...

Another good one ...and stuff like that, abuse of power, happens here all the time .. why for 8 yrs our entire government was getting away with a lot worse

Lou said...

Oh you clever lady! I loved this little surprise..glad to meet you.

And my loving "Stoned Love" playing in the background. LOL

Connie said...

Nice twist to the 55.

Joe said...

Loved the 55.

Hate the politicos taking advantage of the system. Just because it is allowed does not mean it is ethical...

anthonynorth said...

Great 55. Loved the ending. And as for the MPs, it stinks. They've really been milking it.

Akelamalu said...

Aint that the truth Citizen! :(

It would seem that politicians are the same the world over Bee. You know the old saying 'Power corrups. Absolute power corrups, absolutely'!

Is there a decent politician anywhere Daryl? :(

Nice to meet you too Lou, I'm pleased you liked my 55 and the music. :)

Thanks Connie x

You said it Joe - it may be allowed but they don't have to milk it do they? Glad you like the 55 m'dear.

Glad you enjoyed the 55 Anthony. You're right the MPs stink!!

Sandi McBride said...

Ah, its always the same, them who has gets them who has not does without!

San said...

A fantastic 55! Makes the point succinctly and with humor.

Dianne said...

this reminded me of the stings where they get a bunch of child support welchers together for a contest and then arrest them - having never gotten a penny of child support I LOVE those

I saw your comment at Thom's place and I just want to hug you!!

G-Man said...

Oh here you are...

I've seen you flittering about all over the world.


Ake, Ake, Ake.....

Getting back to the task at hand..

Excellent 55 young lady, have a Great Week-End...Galen

Alice Audrey said...

There's no fairness at all.

buffalodick said...

You little firebrand! Keep up the voice of protest, I got your back! You'd make a great American!

Dr.John said...

Two for one today. A 55 and a rant or a 55 as a lead to a rant.
Clever 55 as always.
Politicians in every country are the same.

Cloudia said...

Aren;t we ALL fed up with the "elites" in their bubble?

Love your words, Ake. Clever as usual my sistah!


Akelamalu said...

Yes Sandi that how it always is!

Thankyou San, I'm pleased you liked it. :)

Oh yes I like that sort of sting Dianne x

G-man I could have sworn I'd left a comment at yours before I started reading everyone else's honestly!

It would seem that way Alice :(

I'll take your comment as a compliments Buff, thankyou m'dear. x

Cheers Dr. Joghn - I do like a rant now and again. :)

Yes we are fed up with the 'elites' Cloudia. Thanks honey. x

Thom said...

You are always so sneaky and clever. Wonderful 55. I really enjoyed it..

Linda said...

Fabulous ending as always and you make some very good points about it not being fair that the common man get nothing while those of privilege have another set of rules completely. Sometimes it seems like there is no justice anywhere in this world.

Mona said...

politicians are the same everywhere :(

Donnetta Lee said...

Story that is universal, unfortunately! How are you, "A?" D

cathy said...

Great 55 :)

Poloticians are all scumbags!

ciara said...

most politicians are corrupt. great 55, ake :)

MomsJournal said...

haha love the twist. Great 55.

Shadow said...

clever 55, i enjoyed it!

Travis said...

You are so right, especially in this economy but really in any time it isn't right to have two sets of rules.

Our civil servants are supposed to be serving us after all. They should not be taking advantage of us to obtain special favors for themselves. Shouldn't service be its own reward?

Eaton Bennett said...

You are spot on with your observations. I thought the government hierarchy were supposed to looking our for us...instead we line their pockets. Great 55!

Akelamalu said...

Sneaky and Clever me Thom? LOL

Definitely no justice Linda, those that have it already get it all!

So it would seem Mona :(

Yep it is universal Donnetta. I'm fine m'dear thankyou. xx

I have to agree with you Cathy!

Aren't they just >Ciara!

Thanks MomsJounal. :)

I'm glad you liked it Shadow :)

That's what everyone here thinks Trav. The public outcry has been deafening on this!

So it would seem Eaton but come the election they won't be doing it any more!

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