Couch Potato Pickings | Oliver! A musical movie for the current economic climate

You wouldn’t think it, but this 1968 musical movie with its Dickensian storyline is of surprising relevance today.

While you’re singing along (and you know you will) check out how pertinent the song’s messages are within today’s economic climate:

Oliver! Oliver!

Never before has a boy wanted more

Redundancy is rife. Many business are asking their staff to take less money or unpaid leave. It’s not a great idea for ask for more in the current climate.

You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two
Large amounts don’t grow on trees. You’ve got to pick a pocket or two.

Bear this in mind when out in crowded areas. Street theft today is of course better policed and CCTV is a deterrent, but there will still be those determined to have a grab at your wallet.

Oom Pah Pah

There’s a little ditty they’re singing in the city especially when they’ve been on the gin or the beer.

Things are not so affluent in the city these days but budgets are still accommodating bankers’ booze-ups. It’s more champers and cocktails than gin these days but the city celebrating hasn’t ended.

Fine Life

If you don’t mind having to go without things it’s a fine life
Food Glorious Food, hot sausage and mustard
While we’re in the mood – cold jelly and custard!
Pease pudding and saveloys!
What next is the question?

Childhood obesity that’s what. OK, it’s more pizza than pease pudding these days, but gorging on any sort of food is never a good idea.

Who Will Buy?

Who will buy?

Communications skills are more important than ever for businesses in today’s economic climate. It’s not just what you sell, it’s how you sell it. That’s the key to winning over customers.