Thank the Lord it is self esteem Friday, perhaps now I can finally pay these bills. Hi, is that British Gas? I’m skint but I feel fantastic. I’m wondering, are you prepared to accept self esteem?
I’ve been a bit busy of late. When we finished the final shout of “he is risen indeed” I discovered that the Mail on Sunday chose the day of resurrection to… not to put too fine a point on it… Lie despicably to steal food from the poor. Here’s the strap line:
HOW MOS REPORTER GOT 3 DAYS OF GROCERIES… NO QUESTIONS ASKED
The reporter then details how lots of questions were asked but he… how do I put this… lied through his teeth.
As a trustee of a food bank I was interested in the developments. There have been some good things to come out of this. There has been a huge surge in donations to Foodbanks. Thank you humanity for restoring my faith in you. More importantly, there has been a backlash against the Mail on Sunday as they have exposed themselves for what they really are.
Here is an open letter to the MOS from a parent of a two year old.
I’ve got a little boy. His name is Isaac, and he’s nearly three. Like any little boy, he loves cars, balls, and running around. He’s barely ever still.
A few days ago though, he was. I took him to the supermarket to spend his pocket money, and we passed the donation basket for our local food bank. It was about half full – nothing spectacular, in fact, mostly prunes and pasta – and he asked what it was. As simply as possible, I tried to explain that it was for people to give food for other people who couldn’t afford it.
This affected his two year old brain fairly deeply. After a lot of thought, he decided to spend a little bit of his pocket money on some treats to donate, because “children haffa have treats when they mummy and daddy is sad!” Nothing exciting. A chocolate swiss roll (about 29p), some angel delight (about 40p). Just a treat for a child, from a child who cares.
Daily Mail, I’ve got to ask. Why does my two year old get it better than you do?
Please go and read the whole letter. Kevin Bridges gets it: “Imagine working in a shop where everything is worth a pound except you” . A two year old gets it. The Mail on Sunday don’t get it.
Next week you will probably find an expose about me gracing their pages because I’ve written this blog. It’s probably all true. Or not.