Monday, December 19, 2011

I’m in the money

And so ends the Herbie Awards for 2011.  You can call a cab and take off your tuxedos and ball gowns now. Hope you enjoyed it.

As well as all the Christmas cards arriving each day now, I got a surprise letter with some good news.

In my youth I worked for an engineering company who after I left got amalgamated and taken over etc.  Eventually they became part of Rolls Royce.  All these years later it seems they have not forgotten me and they wrote to tell me they owe me a pension when I turn 65 next month.  How they got my address I can’t tell.  Anyway it seems that my money worries are over because they owe me (after tax) £3.68 a month for the rest of my life.  I can now spend Christmas thinking about what to do with all the money.  I don’t think I’ll get a bigger boat.  Any suggestions?

Be warned – begging letters will go straight in the bin.


bert the gnome said...


Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

Bit of a coincidence, but I have just had a letter from Unilever Pensions and I left there about 40 years ago.
Don't know what if anything it is worth but I an hopeful.

Rick said...

I foolishly took the cash lump sum when I left the same engineering company, so I now have resign myself to spending my autumn days in penury.