NormBlog reminded me about reading about Michael Winner's comment concerning OBE's in the weekend newspapers.
It reminds me of former Doctor Who actor Nicholas Courtney (a.k.a. Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart), mentioning in his memoirs that when he was working on a Winner film, Winner could be nasty to the techincal staff and was once asking where one of them was. When he was told he was in one of the cubicles, Winner banged loudly on the door and told him to get out. "Sorry Mr Winner" came the reply, "I can only deal with one s**t at a time!"
I have already mentioned what I think about the Honours System, suffice to say that I think Winner is being a bit of a snob here! It's almost reminiscent of when the Beatles got their MBE's!
Personally I am glad if a toilet cleaner gets an OBE! Many work long thankless hours and get little or no thanks for it. Not only that but we do need them, more so than film directors who are renowned for having an obnoxious manner. What's more I think it is better that a toilet cleaner gets an OBE for their hard and thankless work than for someone around eighty years ago to simply pay a large amount of cash for it, with a nasty parasite of a human being working as the courier!