Thursday, November 09, 2006


From today's newspaper:

For Wayne Phillips and his family, the interest rate rise will mean no meals out, tighter belts, and the postponement of their daughter's wedding.

Mr Phillips, a truck driver, has a mortgage on his home at Penrith on Sydney's western outskirts, and earlier this year borrowed an extra $50,000 to lend to his daughter Jade to help her buy her first home.

But interest rates have risen three times since then, and they are both struggling to make loan repayments and fear losing their homes.

Before you feel too sorry for the Phillips', note the caption to the photograph that goes with the story:

Feeling the squeeze: Wayne and Victoria Phillips with their daughters Jade, Ebony and Amber in Penrith, Western Sydney, yesterday

Insert Sideshow Bob-style shudder here. Mr and Mrs Phillips deserve far worse than bankruptcy.


Blogger Eric said...

Quoth This thread is useless without pics!

4:41 AM  
Blogger Blandwagon said...

I know, I know. I'm sending Rupert Murdoch a terse email as we speak.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Matthew Jarvis said...

They probably couldn't print the pictures, for much the same reasons that they don't print pictures of mangled bodies smeared across the road after car accidents.

Although, given that irony tends to a maximum, at least one of the three sisters is probably a goddess among women. My guess would be Amber.

Hail xkkslgmc, destroyer of worlds.

8:57 AM  

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