There's good news and bad news... and then there's more good news... and more bad news. Okay. Whatever.
First, I got paid today! You know, for my apprenticeship as a knacker.
And then, get ready for this, a tax collector showed up unexpectedly! But there were all these crazy new laws that no one had ever heard of or cared about.
Like you lose 1 pence just for wearing glasses. I barely sneaked past that one. And then, he said that lefties have to pay 1 pence. Crazy! I guess it was a 50/50 chance. Better than the Stamp Act. And all of Britain's other laws. (roll eyes) Then, people who wear bracelets and necklaces lost 2 pence! 2 PENCE! And then, the very last law was: people born in a -ber month lost a pence.
I didn't lose any pence, but some of the people around me did. There were collective "Oh"s and "Awww"s after each new law.
Some lost all. Some lost none. But I believe that all felt pain this sad, sad day.