We live in a Capitalist consumer society, look out your window. That's consumer capitalism out there as far as the eye can see. If it annoys you then we'll have to have a revolution, which I'm well up for.
So what has pressed my buttons this time? The constant news of house prices dropping and how it is perceived to be a bad thing, that's what.
The news has been full of miserable looking people having a moan because there property is worth less than they expected.
My heart bled for that investor on the BBC News 24 who was crestfallen that the £200,000 he paid for his house in 2003 was only worth £275,000 now five years later. I was all ready to organise a whip round for the poor fella so down on his luck. Keep your chin up pal.
As the credit crunch begins to bite the poor souls who's properties prices are not climbing as expected, are lining up to bitch and moan to anyone who listens so call me heartless, but i fail to harbour any sympathy for someone who owns there own home and are still going to make on their investment regardless albeit maybe not as much as they would like if they sold it now.
What we didn't hear when the times were good for one side of the equation was how a large majority of people couldn't even get on the property ladder because the house prices were out of their reach. It doesn't take a genius to do the maths.
Average 2 bed house £200,000
Average annual wage £22,000
Bank mortgage = Annual Wage x 3
That leaves a huge proportion of the country unable to afford to buy their own home and living in alternative accommodation so i am sorry Mr and Mrs Homeowner, you had your time revelling in other peoples misfortune and at the very least you are going to break even or make a modest profit if you really have to sell up now, but don't expect all of us to feel sorry for you.
Your reversal in fortunes is music to many other peoples ears and they are praying that your plight worsens so their home owning dream is back within reach again.