Wednesday's letters page of the Daily Telegraph features one submission which appears to have lost all perspective entirely.
A reader from Birmingham writes:
Sir - My wife's golf club subscription has just increased by over 6 per cent from last year's figure. The club's explanatory letter mentions the new living wage, saying: 'This will have a serious impact on our overheads due to the number of staff we employ on this wage, but also in maintaining the differential for those staff who are paid more than the minimum.'
My wife is hardly looking for sympathy; if she couldn't afford the subscription, she wouldn't remain a member of her club. However, if the club's approach is mirrored across all businesses, then the Chancellor has put us on a very slippery slope indeed.
To prove that, yes, this is genuine, here's the letters page from Wednesday's Daily Telegraph.
Because golf, a game played and funded predominately by very small portion of the country who can afford the clubs and the course fees and attire, played on expansive grounds which require constant upkeep, is clearly indicative of every business model in the UK.