I overheard them talking at the pub:
Two working men who sat down at the bar,
Pulled out their pocket-change and ticket-stubs,
And ordered for a pint of something hard.
“I read they’re taking out our pensions now,”
The first one told the second with a sip,
“They’d take the very air if they knew how,”
The second person answered with a quip,
“It really costs too much to live these days,
Without more taxes for the government:
They’re raising eight pounds more per year, they say.”
“The nerve!” said one, who saw his pint was spent;
He found his wallet, paid £3.50 more,
And asked the barback for another pour.
~Michael Danger Caskey