Sometimes, I have to admit that I get it wrong - not often, mind you. Just sometimes...
On the face of it, it seems that I might have been wrong when I took a pop at the greedy bastards on the London buses for trying to screw a £500 bonus out of their employers in return for not fucking up the great Olympic bunfest. I couldn't see how you could justify paying the drivers extra for driving a bus that was full as opposed to one that was half full. It didn't seem logical and I couldn't see any reason for this other than blackmail.
Now at this point I have to put in a little caveat. I was also sort of right - but then I heard the other side of the argument. It goes like this :
- Lots more passengers = lots more fares
- Lots more fares = lots more profits
- Lots more profits = fucking great bonuses for the bosses
So to all you drivers who were on strike last week that I accused of being greedy, opportunist, money grabbing bastards, I say this : You are still greedy, opportunist, money grabbing bastards - but so are your bosses. So I understand now where you are coming from.
However, two wrongs don't make a right...