The trials and tribulations of an unpublished author seeking representation.
Not long now until there's an £80 fixed penalty notice issued by a local council serf handed out to anyone stood on a bridge parapet, looking wistfully at the sea or caught with a bottle of Aspirin in their hands. Council wardens are so much cheaper than mental health care nurses.I wonder why no-one has thought of giving "das recession" or "der global warming" a ticket or two - that should stop it.
Remember that you're not 'allowed' to buy more than two packets of paracetamol. Just in case. I'm surprised that they still 'allow' one to even stand on a bridge. Just in case. Perhaps 'they' should attempt to discover why everyone's so miserable, rather than making every human endeavour the equivalent of running with scissors.
Hit the nail on the head Mara! The average Briton is completely miserable and a huge amount of people are now on anti-depressants. People are so miserable that they go out and get blind drunk at the weekend to vent their anger. Everyone I left behind in the UK is morose and there's a sense of hopelessness and helplessness about life in general. You can still buy as many paracetamol as you like here in Spain and even get prescription medicines such as antibiotics if you know the chemist.There are rules here but the Spanish are so much more inclined to break them and ignore the government, that's why the smoking ban would never have worked.
This post is *not* an encouragement to suicide in any sense - so don't post links to 'helpful' websites, please. It is about the sheer mind-numbing enormity of slapping someone fundamentally despairing about existence and miserable beyond belief with an 'anti-social behaviour order'.