AN UNEMPLOYED ex-BHS worker has been told by his wife that the batteries for his radio controlled yacht are too expensive.
47-year-old Tom Logan enjoys sailing the boat on a small pond at his local park, which helps to fill his days now that he is on the dole.
He said: “I love my remote control sailing boat but it really eats up batteries, especially when there is a strong or even mild breeze.
“Now that we are living on benefits my wife has been really on my case to sell it on eBay, which might bring in £50 towards winter heating bills although there are some scratches to the hull where a duck tried to have sex with it.”
Logan accepts that ownership of a decadent two-foot yacht may seem tasteless to his former colleagues. He said: “I saw my old team leader in the park the other day and she started asking me how much it costs to maintain a carbon fibre toy boat.
“I supposed there’s always someone who’s going to be jealous of your lifestyle, but I worked bloody hard to buy this from the model shop.
“Now though I’m skint and just wishing I’d nicked a shitload of jumpers.”