A MIDDLE class family are having lots of fun pretending they will be impacted by the cost-of-living crisis, it has emerged.
The Bishop family can still afford to do the big shop at Waitrose and take three holidays abroad a year, but they are also having a jolly time pretending that skyrocketing prices are a threat to their lifestyle.
Dad Martin Bishop said: “Every morning I make a show of reading the grim economic news in the Guardian while wiping fake sweat off my brow. Meanwhile my wife and kids act looking worried. It’s such an enjoyable roleplay.
“At weekends we swing by a food bank and treat it like an educational day out at a National Trust property. It’s funny because I’m a chartered accountant with a safe job and a frankly amazing pension plan.
“I shouldn’t joke though. There is a very real danger that the rising price of truffle oil could eat into the disposable income I had earmarked for the conservatory extension on our second home.
“And it’s not as if the government will do anything to help us. We’ll be left to fend for ourselves as we try to outdo our neighbours in petty ways, and all because we’re comfortably off.”