gra-dult-hood n.

1. A stage in life between graduation and adulthood.
2. Gradulthood often involves jobs that don't fulfil a graduate's expectations.
3. A term coined during the recession.

5 Things I Learnt This Week

Sunday evening is rarely a good time to produce some quality work but writing the day after a free bar is never conjunctive to an interesting post. Anyway, enough of the excuses, this is the second in the 5 Things Franchise, which incidentally I saw in the Racing Post on Saturday, how dare they steal such an original idea.

Calm down, the knitwears not that overpriced. Satire Much?

1. Businessmen like to make money. It turns out Philip Green wrote off £1.2 billion by giving it to his Monaco dwelling wife rather than paying it to the government! He chose to keep his money rather than pay the tax, how dare he? Some interesting facts about how much money is owed and what it could do but if there’s a loophole out there then successful businessmen are going to exploit it, that’s why they got successful. Blame the game not the players. And get that whistle out my face I’m trying to buy some jeans.

2. Philip Green works for the government as an advisor on saving money. Probably a bit hypocritical– go on then, disrupt trade at the local Dorothy Perkins if you really have nothing else to do on a weekend.
3. Those neck scarves footballers wear are called snoods. Girls probably already knew that but this feature isn’t called 5 Things Girls Already Knew it’s called 5 Things I Learnt this week. Only four Premiership players wear them at the moment but I read full length articles about them in both the Guardian and the BBC. I wouldn’t be surprised if Samir Nasri’s current blistering form is put down to his new neck wear, the snood poster boy scored two snoodiful goals at the weekend.
4. I hate people who phone into radio shows. I can’t listen to 606 because it annoys me too much and this week 5Live has been a real struggle. Basically, I don’t want to alarm you but there has been some snow this week. And people are livid! ‘We’re not prepared enough!’ And ‘The government should do more!’ are the irate callers catchphrases, no doubt stoked by the earlier than usual running of the Daily Mails annual GRITTING CRISIS headline. But in reality, what can the government do exactly, do you want them to tax the snow so hard that it refuses to fall or are you going to accept that snow brings a bit of disruption and save the radio for the professionals.
5. FIFA are more interested in money than football. Yeah your right, I’m bored of talking about it too. It’s not even happening for eight years, jeez.

As an added Sunday treat why not check out former Gradulthood guest star Oliver Kenyon’s new blog. I see this as our sister blog, not in the sense that it’s about feelings and shoes but just in the sense that that’s a saying.

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