Sunday, July 18, 2010

A fool and our money

I was reading an item in a magazine the other week about the worlds most expensive foods.Apparently,if true,there is a type of coffee called Kopi Luwak, currently trading at £53.38 for 25 grams. It would seem that the raw red coffees beans are eaten, partially digested and excreted by the Indonesian civet cat before being gently roasted, packaged as sold. Now if some mug punter wants to enjoy a cup of coffee that passed through the bowels of some large feral cat and pay serious money for it then more fool they. I must admit it did make me check the small print on the label of my jar of Gold Blend just in case this is an industry thing.

Austerity in the MET, as everywhere now, is hammering on the door in my little section of paradise. Every hour of OT is scrutinised, things are now routinely handed on. The budgets f****d we are told. Ok I think it was paraphrased a bit differently in the office meeting but essentially everything is being scrutinised, savings...efficiency, efficiency efficiency...

Then I read this article in the Daily Rant

I can only assume that the sales team behind the purveyors of Kopi Luwak worked the same magic on the mandarins at the Home office who approved this...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This article
in the Daily Rant is more poignant. The NHS are being protected from cuts but waste more money than all other public services put together.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Officer Dibble said...


Yes can't disagree with that.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


West Yorks PC and 'Mr Gay UK' pleads 'queer' to sex and drugs offences at Leeds Crown Court...

12:56 AM  

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