Down at the Dole Office: A Lighthearted Look at Signing On! Part Three #DWProud

The ramblings of a former DWP Civil Servant ...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, it was the summer of love of 1995 …

Everyone, one hopes, has at least one summer of love that is all their own.  At such times, one walks on air, the simple becomes sublime, every day is sunny and it really is a good time to be alive.  During that summer of 1995, one was infatuated.  One chooses one’s words with care.  One likes one’s ears unboxed, one’s face unslapped, one’s jaw undislocated and one’s dangly bits unbruised.  However, one thought the following anecdote worthy of recounting.

During that…

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