Christmas Concoctions, And A Man With Particular Skills

| November 7, 2018 | Reply

This week has been all about diversity in the Betting Rant…

Not diversity in the ‘political correctness gone mad’ sense, but diversity of investment and, if you’ve not yet taken a look at Greg Robinson’s method for making 430% more on your savings, I would encourage you to do so…

You can find out the full details here.

Today, I want to introduce another new contributor, who comes from a similar background to Greg and is further proof that it’s not just sports betting services we should be looking at if we truly want to escape the daily grind.

He wants to keep his identity a secret and that’s all the better for us as it means he can fully express himself.

I hope you enjoy the first ever Betting Rant article by The Elite Metropolitan.

Best wishes,

Matt Houghton
Betting Rant

Before we get rolling, let me ask you a question.

Are you happy with the interest you’re getting on your savings?

It’s not a trick question. If your answer is “The interest rate I’m getting is crap” – or any variation on that – then I know a bloke who might be able to help you out.

Not that it’s my place to tell you what to do with your money. And you should think twice before you pay any attention to an anonymous internet personality.

But if you are sick of getting Sweet FA percent from your bank, here’s something that could put a bit more va-va-voom into your savings.

The guy behind it is a real, not anonymous, human man. With a very particular set of skills.

Skills that are, it turns out, really rather lucrative.

He’s also a thoroughly nice bloke.

So give it a look. It could be the best financial move you make all year.

The Christmas coffee shop drinks are here

We’re into that part of the year where you’re torn between “November already?!” and “Will this year ever actually end?”

Chain coffee shops ramp up their quest to craft drinks with names that sound delicious but which actually taste like something a five-year-old would make using whatever random stuff they found in the cupboard.

Last month we had the Halloweeny/Bonfire stuff. Bonfire spice latte, zombie frappuccino, spooky gingerbread pumpkin atrocity.

One millisecond into November, and it’s “**** that ****!” and out come the Chrimbo concoctions. So far the two front runners for me are Costa’s Hazlenut Praline Christmas Hot Chocolate and the Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate from Starbucks.

Now, when I say front runners, I don’t mean they’re the best. They’re actually disgusting.

No, the whole point of these drinks – I’m convinced I’m right here and they do this on purpose – is to create as big a gap as possible between promise and delivery.

The name must sound impossibly exotic. More than exotic – it has to sound like the recipe comes from another dimension, smuggled through a hole in the space-time continuum just for me, just for this moment, in this Starbucks next to City Thameslink station.

My very own foamy Christmas miracle in a paper cup.

It’s not enough to make me expect this will be good. The name must promise the best experience my tastebuds ever had and ever will have. Multiple mouthgasms. An experience beyond adjectives.

By contrast, the drink must taste like it’s been made for a different species. Like that morning’s delivery was actually meant for a vet.

Yes, pedants, I know cow’s milk technically is supposed to be for a different species. But you get my point.

I guess what I’m trying to say is I don’t think the Christmas coffee shop drinks are very good.

But hey, if you disagree, that’s fine. A big buzzword media bosses like is ‘engagement’, which means ‘pretending we want to hear what our readers think’.

So to please my paymasters, I’m pointing at you, raising your hand in this virtual Question Time audience. You there, in the bad item of clothing, itching to ask your loaded and utterly superficial question.

Write in and tell us about the best and worst novelty coffee shop drinks you’ve ever had.

Or just slag off the government or someone on the telly if you’d rather do that. Or just grandstand about something or other to show how you’re better than other people.

Send your diatribes to

Money stuff

When I sat down to write this I planned to say something sensible about compounding your savings.

Then I took a sip of my drink and… well, you know the rest.

And I reckon I’ve worn through enough of your patience for one sitting. A much better use of your time would be to check out the savings booster idea I mentioned earlier.

To save you scrolling, here’s the link again.

Let me know how you get on.

Yours sincerely,

The Elite Metropolitan


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