Today is Oxfam day. It is where I contribute to Dave Cameron's (the beloved PM of the UK) "Big Society"......or putting it another way, I save public expenditure by volunteering to work for nothing, thus keeping the taxes down on the "wealth creators", thus their wealth will trickle down to enrich us all. Well, apparently such is the theory, though I have heard of such things as tax havens, where wealth in fact stampedes abroad rather than trickling down where it might do some good.
Anyway, whatever the grander scale of such things, I love it at Oxfam. I serve in the Music Section, which is upstairs and mostly uninterupted by customers. We sell DVD's, CD's and vinyl records, plus old guitars and sheet music. There is a hole in the roof that lets in rain, so we have a bucket for that........it will be "fixed soon". There is also a step halfway along the floor where the unsuspecting have been known to trip. It is highlighted by bright yellow tape but we still get the occasional idiot who stumbles, and actually had a case of a broken leg just before I started there.
I am able to play whatever music I like and take in my own CD's. I also take my Kindle Fire HDX.
Every so often a customer will annoy me, but apart from that it is a little Pure Land.