The Fallen Chain

The Chain it has fallen

Gone broke, and gone bust

Thousands lose jobs

Thousands bite dust


But still must pay bills

With no more income

Chain-maker's in mansion

No problem, ho hum


Millions, no problem

Stored in the bank

Splash round same lifestyle

Drink sauvignon blanc


A case of one biting

Off more than can chew

A la Roman Empire

This Chain did fall too


Don Matthews  27 May  2019


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M.C. Newberry

Tue 28th May 2019 16:48

The entrepreneur offers others opportunities so it is always a matter
of deep regret when things go awry and both pay the price. But
without the risktakers who put their money where their mouth is
(excuse the culinary analogy) there would be even less opportunities
for employment. Food for thought ?? ?

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Graham Sherwood

Tue 28th May 2019 07:19

...............and the Romans had better helmets!! Brilliant!

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Graham Sherwood

Tue 28th May 2019 06:49

Don, it’s simple economics. Jamie’s Italian food wasn’t as good as Carluccio’s and was also more expensive. Service wasn’t as good either!

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Brian Maryon

Mon 27th May 2019 16:37

Restaurants and cafes come and go. They're opening up all fhe time, there's no customer loyalty and inevitably someone gets squeezed out. That is just commercial reality Don. To equate Jamie's Italian with the Roman Empire I can only conclude they've been giving you the wrong pills in that hospital.

<Deleted User> (21487)

Mon 27th May 2019 13:37

Ah! Jamie Oliver - - - - - his perceived 'boyish charm and engaging personality' ? was a good front for an ambitious businessman.
Didn't work though - more honesty and less greed could have worked.

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Don Matthews

Mon 27th May 2019 11:10


This refers to the collapse of the Jamie Oliver restaurant chain leaving the workers without jobs but the Olivers with mansioned luxury. It seems he bit off more than he could chew, and coupled with bad management ended with the same fate as the Roman Empire - biting off more than they could chew.

<Deleted User> (21487)

Mon 27th May 2019 10:23

i am assuming business chain affecting thousands - i hope your government steps in to help'

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