Op-ed: It has taken a couple of days to feel able to comment on news that a niece of Princess Diana has said "I envy homeless people because they know what they want to do."
Hopefully after a couple of days this post will not be a comment that is full of expletives.
Lady Kitty Spencer says she can 'live' from Instagram posts and inheritance, but volunteers at charity reports the Independent.
Well good for you.
She is a lucky young woman then. She does not have to volunteer at a charity but it appears she has learned nothing by doing so.
The report in the Independent continues:
Princess Diana’s niece says she envies young homeless people because they “know exactly what they want to do” and “what their talents are”.
My heart breaks for you Kitty!
Kitty has by her own words highlighted how out of touch the elite are.
What does she mean by young homeless people know exactly what they want to do and what their talents are?
If you know what she means feel free to politely explain in the comments section below.
The next time we are in our city centre and stop to buy a Big Issue we will ask the seller.
I imagine most homeless people know what they want - a roof over their head, a home they can afford, a job, better health, a better life and most of the basics we take for granted.
In that silly statement spread over the mainstream media Miss Kitty has labeled herself a dumb rich bitch.
If she has learned little about real life so far she would be better saying nothing.
She is still young but by her age I was married, both my parents had died, there was no inheritance or family home and as newly weds we were struggling to make a home in a cheap rented property which had a range of negatives. Work was hit and miss; it was the days of Tory Ted Heath and beyond with three day working weeks, power cuts, redundancies and lay offs.
I faired better than Hubby with work as it was in some ways our city was a woman's town. Women could always find work although it may be part-time and or underpaid. I remember Hubby turning up at one place which was taking on labourers and finding another 500 or so had all had the same idea.
Did we know what we wanted and our talents? You guess.
Miss Kitty's work includes making the tea at her main job which is four days a week at the charity Give Us Time, founded by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, to help military families stay together.
Perhaps she needs to get out there and meet a broader spectrum of homeless people.
Miss Kitty may envy the homeless but I do not envy her.
I pity her.
For all that money, and the fact she is a University of Cape Town politics and psychology graduate, she is really a very stupid woman.
Ms Spencer, the cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry, grew up in South Africawith mother and former model Victoria Lockwood.
She may do valuable charity work but in one silly outing with the mainstream media she has destroyed her image away from Instagram.
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