Friday, February 20, 2009

The Upside of the Economic Downturn

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you cannot go one day without seeing "For Sale" signs sprout like weeds, drawing in possible home buyers with seductive red come-hithers like, “REDUCED” and “OWNER MUST SELL". You cannot go one day without walking by usually filled restaurants now populated with beautifully set, forlorn, empty tables. You cannot go one day without seeing high-end department stores and boutiques slashing prices the likes of Walmart. Not a week goes by without hearing of a friend who’s been laid off and of others who still can't find work. And if you live in sunny California like I do, you live under the threatening, stormy cloud of state bankruptcy.

While we are not putting the cash underneath our mattress just yet... (to continue reading please click here)


Headless Mom said...

I read this yesterday-So true!!

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

From your perspective, Bush actually did something right! You should write him a letter! Or, maybe just draw a picture in crayon so he doesn't get confused by any big words.

Karin said...

oh a Southern Californian liek me! My father in law actually did pull his money out of the bank..not under the matress, but stashed away somewhere! oh my!

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