A WOMAN offered the chance to support the Guardian for ‘less than the price of a weekly coffee’ has chosen the coffee.
Emma Bradford was browsing The Guardian website, as she does every morning, when she saw the appeal for contributions to offset the paper’s dwindling sales and advertising revenues.
She said: “Apparently I can help fund its incisive journalism for just a fiver per month, which apparently is less than my weekly coffee.
“However it’s not like I can just press a button on my computer and make coffee squirt out for free, while the Guardian costs me fuck all.
“Although I like Peter Bradshaw’s witty film reviews, they don’t give me the sweaty, jaw-clenching Starbucks-rush I need to stop myself collapsing with exhaustion.
“It seems the clear winner here is the caffeinated drink.”
However Bradford was later partially swayed by a picture of everyone in the Guardian newsroom looking clever in their spectacles.
She added: “I’m not giving them money for nothing but if they brought out a product I would buy it. Maybe a Guardian energy drink, or a Guardian eco-monster truck.”