Or St. Georges flags, if you prefer. I have been seeing rather more of them lately than I have in a long time and, tell the truth, I find it a heart warming sight. I also get noticeable irked at the usual media stories of people being forbidden to fly them etc. But the reason for this post is that I am also noticing rather large numbers of them lying in gutters at the side of roads, on pavements, hard shoulders etc. Far more - it seems - than at other times. This saddens me quite a lot on a number of levels, starting with seeing the flag lost/discarded like that in the first place, and also knowing someone is making a fast buck out of such shoddy quality merchandise.
the problem arises because we live in a throw away society (no disrespect to communities that are struggling ) but i live in quite an affluent area go into the town the pound shop is heaving every day why because its cheap and you toss it into the bin.
this is a sad reflection on society things are no longer made to last i know im going a bit off base here but my first washing machine was a twin tub my eldest boys first washing machine was the same twin tub that i brought 25 years prior when it finally keeled over we brought him a new washing machine and tumble dryer the washing machine lasted 4 years before making its appearance at the dump hence my analogy cheap dump move on
but getting back to WTM's origional post people do not care these days buy it cheap if you loose it replace it its cheap and that is todays society
p.s my george cross is still flying loud and proud