I was standing at the back of a town hall meeting this morning – not my usual Saturday morning activity, but this was the “swearing in” of the new local council. It was a very hot room and absolutely packed to over-flowing, with many people sitting on plastic chairs.
Well, it’s not the first time I’ve seen this happen – all of a sudden the legs of a plastic chair buckled under the weight of a rather portly, elderly gentleman sitting right next to where I was standing. Fortunately, enough of us were able to keep hold of him by the arms and body to stop him going flying. Eventually he managed to stand upright and the chair was duly assigned to a naughty corner.
Cheap chairs – but as the new mayoress came in announcing her government of “austerity” it looks as though we’ll be stuck with them for a bit longer.
Lo barato es caro – “cheap” can end up being expensive in the long run, although this time all ended well.