I failed in my determination to keep on writing despite the uncertainty over my working future, but frankly the job situation has totally preoccupied my thoughts. I could have chronicled them here, but I doubt that that would be an interesting read.
One that was though appeared in the Manchester Evening News last night tucked away on page 32. Sadly I can’t find it on the web so I’ll have to précis it myself.
It concerned a shopkeeper who was convicted of selling faulty electrical items and toys from his Megapound shop in Oldham. Ghulam Khan had “sold two glowing electrical statues of Jesus with live parts on show.”
Setting aside the ambiguity of that last statement, you would have thought anybody who wanted to put a glowing Jesus on top of their telly would be a) intellectually unfit to know how to plug it in or b) of such faith that God would protect them from their homicidal mini-Messiah.
Khan was sentenced to 120 hours community service, increased to 180 hours as punishment for his appallingly bad taste.