What will you be doing next Saturday? Bet you won't be having as much fun as Our Man. He's planning on picking up his wheelbarrow of free money. Yep, he just got his summons in the post and all he has to do is pop along to Abiko City Hall and the friendly bureaucrats will shower him with cash. For free. No strings attached. Our Man is eligible for ¥12,000, as is Our Woman, Our Kids are worth ¥20,000 each, as is Our Mother-in-Law. So come Saturday night, the Our Man household will be ¥84,000 richer than in the morning - that's about 500 quid! Just in time for Golden Week (a three-day national holiday from May 4th).
Now, Our Man is naturally feeling quite warm and fuzzy toward the powers that be. In fact, he reckons he may have been uncharitably hard on the LDP's motives and the effect of the stimulus. Shame for them they are not holding an election this week. Instead, they are running the risk of cock-ups and long lines ruining the moment.
You know, if the economy keeps getting worse, maybe we'll all need another 500 quid or so. Make it a grand, and Our Man will be backing the LDP all the way. It can't be wrong if it's legal, right readers?
Pic, and interesting story behind it, lifted from here.