$1200 for hurt feelings

I had no idea one can get money just for having hurt feelings. But Andrew MacMillan has managed it.

Great – well if you get $1,200 for not being given a copy of a letter, I reckon I should get at least $2,500 for Janette not going out with me at university. And all the cracks about my height over the years must be worth at least $10,000.

Now wait, people might say that you should only get money if it is the Government that hurts your feelings. Well okay – Helen said nasty things about me in the House last year – that has to be worth $1,000. Hmmn, just in case she gets off on parliamentary privilege she also said rude things to me at the 2002 leaders’ debate so that must get me some loot also.

I mean surely surely I’m not ineligible to get money from the Government for hurt feelings just because I am not a convicted killer and rapist?

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