The repetitive jingle of ‘Oh! Susanna’ is playing outside, as the ice cream van meanders up and down the neighbourhood streets in search of its latest juvenile prey.
This – not so juvenile – guy, with just a handful of coppers in his wallet must, once again, pass on 45 seconds worth of creamy, sugar laden delight, as unemployment determines the limits of his ‘crazy, reckless and out of control‘ spending habits – i.e. One whole Euro!
Right now, that’s the same as a loaf of bread. Something far more lasting and filling.
The music’s gone now…