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  • I don't know why people think this is satire. My girlfriend is a nanny for a 'well off' family and it sounds very familiar.

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  • Brilliant illustration.

    Rave / Beach / Republican Rally / Queue For PC World anyone? Why not?

  • It's a clever visualisation but cherry-picks the other causes of death, e.g. cancer, heart disease, traffic accidents etc would still dwarf COVID-19 over the time period

  • Don't google image search the author

  • I couldn't decide whether it was satire or an actual article:

    Living in the middle of London with two young children, I needed to be more pragmatic. I gave up one spare room to bring our nanny into our South Kensington home
    Conscious of my responsibility towards the additional souls on board, I took stock of what resources I could call on. Trebling our usual order from the Freddie’s Flowers delivery service was the obvious place to start.
    As Ocado’s grocery deliveries were whittled down to one a week and the food halls at Harrods, which had served customers throughout the second world war, shuttered early in the current crisis, we had to find our sustenance elsewhere. Fortuitously, the Chelsea gym that was my regular haunt BC (before Covid) was loath to leave its members vulnerable to the dangers of what has since been identified as “coronacarbs”. We can have little extras such as protein shakes, artisanal coffees and snacks delivered to our doorsteps.

    and so on

  • I'm pretty glad for all the rich people who have decided they simply must have multiple bouquets every week. Been keeping quite a few bike couriers going while almost all circuit work has dissappeared.

  • And this, my friends, is why the guillotine was invented...

  • Trebling our usual order from the Freddie’s Flowers delivery service was the obvious place to start.

    If it's not satire, I'm with Eejit. A nice south-facing wall as an alternative.

  • I like BC as 'before covid' though, if it wasn't already taken historically. The rest is prime golf club.

  • Polo club I'd say.

  • 28 days later, no new (reported cases).
    Pubs open tomorrow.
    Borders remain closed.

  • I read that, we all have varying levels of privilege awareness...but this is "eat the rich" / French absurdism levels.

  • Ooh, is that on you tube . Not heard it since 78 ..

  • Sadly this isn't parody. Interesting that the FT chose to publish this though. Great to have an insight into the hideous levels of inequality around.

  • Great to have an insight into the hideous levels of inequality around

    I assumed that was the point of it, to me it reads as if the author is aware of their privilege.

  • to me it reads as if the author is aware of their privilege.

    And humble bragging about it.

  • I honestly don't think she is even bragging about it, that's just how the other half live. She's probably aware that everyone in London can't afford to get multiple fresh flower deliveries per week but to her it's not far from normal. She's writing in the FT, probably didn't even consider people who don't live like that would read it, this is the kind of stuff she normall writes
    https://www.finews.asia/people/29147-shr­uti-advani-private-banking-clients-finew­s-asia-clients-customers

  • I read that yesterday. Not sure what the point of it was other than an excuse to get free tickets to the cricket. But even then, she can't help herself:

    Over the years, I have watched cricket at Deutsche Bank’s invitation; rugby at Goldman Sachs’; golf with UBS and Formula E racing with Julius Baer.

    She may not be well aware of the poverty others live in, but I agree she's aware of the wealthy world she is a part of and seems to love it.

  • 28 days later

    I saw that one... Didnt end well

  • she's aware of the wealthy world she is a part of and seems to love it.

    yolo

  • yolo

    Which is a real shame for all the people living in poverty.

  • @hats can't remember if your in Beijing or shanghai. If your in Beijing hope things are OK and not going in to lock down again and you still have your green all ok code 👍

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