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CaptainVertigo
2011-12-11 19:22:27
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Rescuing The Undeserving Poor
An extract from the Final Report of the Reparations Committee of the German Parliament (“Lost in Eireann” Section), December 2011.
“Fruenden. I wish to report on the repayment requirement of Ms. Eire who lately lost her way during a sudden change of weather and whose rescue has cost Germany One Hundred Million Euro. The aggravating factors are many. Ms. Eire allowed herself to be led by unqualified yahoos who promised dizzying heights without the slightest effort and assured her of a soft landing in the event of a fall. Sober elements who counselled her to “come down before you get hurt” were advised to “quit moanin’” and “go top yerselves” by the crazies at the front. Preparations for adverse weather conditions seem to have involved the erection of a totally unsuitable “Galway tent” which was simply blown away when the crisis came. Nothing had been mapped out in advance. None of them had one iota of where they were going. They didn’t just get lost themselves – they left half a million poles in their wake. Most of their badly constructed refuge huts are rotting on their higher slopes (now notoriously called The Reeks because of the bad smells which linger). Their GPS regulator had no energy in his batteries. It was a disaster from beginning to end.”
“Hans. What do you say about their ability to pay? A Ms. Winters writes from Wicklow Eire that this too is important.”
“Ability to pay is Zero”
“Okay. Then let them start Fundraising!”
“I will recommend a sponsored walk in the Reeks”
“Who will sponsor them?”
“Us…we’re the only ones with any money left”
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