Rainy Days And Bank Failures Always Get Me Down
Well kids, we are witnessing history in the making. Granted it's pretty crappy history - but it is history nonetheless. Think of this as something you can gripe to your grandkids about when they start whining over some lame problem only an 8-year-old would take issue with:
"You think that splinter is painful, Timmy? Well, back in my day, bankers and CEOs were the scum of the earth. So greedy they'd kick their way through a litter of week-old puppies just to get to an old lady so they could knock her over, take her money, then set their entire company on fire before hopping their private jet back to their solid gold mansions. That's why granny never got her teeth fixed..."
The good news about failure is: it can allow for progress. I work for an architect by day so I know that rebuilding is always more efficient than remodeling. Failure can be good - it just sucks to go through it. Especially when it is someone else's failure that you are paying for (financially, emotionally, etc. - in this case financially, mostly, although losing faith in our banking systems and pride in our nation's free-market way of life can be just as bad, especially when money is little more than faith.)
Anywho, times (and rainy days) like these call for a little levity. If you can't laugh at our economy's failures, maybe you can laugh at these on Failblog.