“I have watched and listened in near disbelief as we humans show ourselves for the pack animals we really are. One whiff of controversy and away we go to do the one thing that is guaranteed to make the whole situation worse.
We think of no-one but ourselves and we indulge our short term goals without a second thought. Northern Rock just need a bit of stability and calmness right now and all will be well. Why can’t people show some faith in the financial experts in this country and do the right thing for once. Is it so hard to act in the interests of the many one time?”
...is what I thought as I heard the news about the Northern Rock building society. I thought this, until I remembered that I had £8.35 in a Northern Rock account. Then I thought, better just take take it out to be on the safe side.
My thoughts after this were confusing and conflicting - but mostly on the side of wishing I was not as I was.
Now, I am decided. The money stays.
...but still a voice says: “What if you had a couple of grand in there, Andy - would you leave it there then?”