A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Floods of tears...


























June 2007. Floods, floods, floods!

Who's been crying over Tony Blair?

Tony's out... Let's celebrate with a Gin and Tonic... Gordon's gin... Yes, he's bloody in!!

Nothing changes...

Do I sound bitter? I sent off my VAT return today...

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29 Comments:

Blogger cave renovator said...

VAT returns - ouch!

Nothing changes... too true, except paying more of course.

27/6/07 11:12 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I'm not sure but I can guess what a VAT return is. I'll have a drink with you.

27/6/07 11:37 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

CR, the next one, the summer one will hurt a lot more. But I keep saying to myself if I have to pay some, I must still be in business. So, it can't be that bad... OUCH...

Mary, VAT is 17.5% of turnover. Value Added Tax... Paid every quarter.
So, you can have a drink on me, every three months...;o)

27/6/07 11:52 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Poor Tony -- he had such potential. Now he'll go down in history as Georgie's poodle.

28/6/07 3:37 AM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

ouch, that's a lot... I'll join you for a drink but only with vodka...;-)

28/6/07 4:22 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Poor guy! What a legacy!Looks like Gordon will be continuing in the same vein with Bush, Andrea...

Bella, that's just the VAT! Without all the other taxes which amount to around another hefty slice...
Ouch!
The way it's going you'll have to bring your own Vodka...;o)

28/6/07 8:20 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

only Gordon's if its export strength.

:o)

28/6/07 8:44 AM  
Blogger Trac said...

I did a bit of a Gordon post too!

I don't drink Gordons myself as a rule, but I wouldn't say no (esp if it's export strength!?)

It's the tonic that's important!

We all need a good tonic from time to time! :O)
x

28/6/07 10:14 AM  
Blogger Trac said...

Oh - and of course the amount of gin in the glass in the first place is important too!

28/6/07 10:14 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Good riddance to Tony and I don't like Gin, especially Gordon's!

Great picture, hope the floods haven't affected you too much.

28/6/07 11:09 AM  
Blogger DCveR said...

Gordon's? A this hour? A tad too early for me...
Tears for Tony only if I'd hammer a finger hanging the "not soon enough" banner.

28/6/07 1:01 PM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

Am on my way.....:-)

28/6/07 3:21 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Lettie, does "Export" mean you have to be at a bar overlooking the Med?

Actually, Trac I don't like gin. For me, it tastes like cologne. But, yes, I'll have some tonic if you've got any spare!
What happened to your comments?

Akela, the floods haven't touched us but Cherrypie has had her fair share down in Humberside.
I see you weren't keen on Tony and now Gordon's just another Jinn!

Watch out for that thumb, DC. And can you believe that he has been appointed a Middle East peace envoy!!! I am sure he will welcomed with open arms, AK47, Uzis, etc...

I think I'll start freezing my ice, Bella...

28/6/07 3:52 PM  
Blogger Queenie said...

I only drink Bombay Gin, three ice cubes, slice of lemon and lime, rub the lime around the top of the glass, 'Cheers'
I still think it should have gone to a public vote.
When I sold my business, saying good-by to VAT was the best part...

28/6/07 4:31 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Thanks for your kind words Cream. I do appreciate it :-)

No tears for Tony here!

28/6/07 10:18 PM  
Blogger Caribbean Colors said...

None of the Brits coming on vacation to Belize are crying either.

28/6/07 11:32 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Queenie, I thought you were exempt from paying any royal taxes...
Your G&T sounds like a blooming cocktail!

You are welcome, Dons. Good luck for the future. Tears? Nah!

Well, Lee, who would be crying at the gates of Paradise!

29/6/07 8:21 AM  
Blogger Dip-Dop-Crabtree said...

Tout va à volo "tout va à l'eau"
Ce qui veut dire tout part à la dérive sur l'eau quoi !!

17,5% et sans pourboire "en un seul mot" c'est dur !!(19,6% chez nous !)
By certain economies bar pillars" drunkard", no longer put water in the pastis!!! (This are not the pillars that support the counter but well the counter that prevents the pillars to collapse.)

Ce qui est cher ce n'est ni l'eau ni le pastis ,ni même le sourire du serveur "ou de la serveuse"!!

the pitcher goes so often to the well that it is broken at last

29/6/07 2:29 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

My brother phoned and told us about a terrible flood over there...I couldn't believe how bad it is!

As for VAT...it's the Brits who've been training our tax people how to implement it...it would be a great system here, but our businessmen are scampish and know how to squeeze more than VAT from the poor people.

29/6/07 5:41 PM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Gin always makes me feel a bit melancholy. So do tax returns and politics.

29/6/07 8:57 PM  
Blogger Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Absolutely love the cartoon! Have you done your family members?

29/6/07 10:27 PM  
Blogger SpanishGoth said...

Still intend to come and eat in one of your restaurants dude.

You should recognise me, I'll be the one in black....

30/6/07 12:03 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Avec une TVA de 19,6% tout tombera a l'eau, meme les piliers de la societe, Dipdop!

Gigi, I'm sure that the Guyanese will just ignore VAT and carry on doing things the old fashioned cash way.

Cherrybabes, I always become melancholic when I've had too much of anything alcoholic. Tax, politics and religion.

Maryam, do you want them to kill me? I don't do handsome, you know...

You are welcome,Goth but you won't be the only one wearing black, just ask Cherrybabes.

30/6/07 12:22 AM  
Blogger kj said...

cream, where have i been that i missed that you and my favorite dear cherrypie met, connected, and confirmed the power of the blogs?!

i am just delighted to know this. because i already know many--most--of our blog relationships are trustworthy and real in every way that matters.

:)

30/6/07 5:54 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

KJ, the power of the blogs was confirmed over a glass of wine.
You're right, one has to believe that there is good people out there!

30/6/07 10:58 AM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Oh no Cream, they can't ignore it...they go to court now...but the wretched business people are adding VAT on to the old General Consumption Tax prices...they're supposed to remove the GCT from their prices, then add VAT. So now they just collect the extra and pocket it.

30/6/07 2:27 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Wow, what a load of crooks! They're everywhere, aren't they?

30/6/07 5:40 PM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very nice illustration, and fun stories too.

4/7/07 6:40 AM  
Blogger Edvard Moonke said...

WOOHOOO PARTY TIME! gordon's gin sounds good to me...

4/7/07 12:24 PM  

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