Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What about now.

You know we are in trouble when congressmen and women actually show up for a congressional meeting. What is this world coming to? The truth is there is little the average person can do to help the situation other than not panicking. The best thing we can do at this time is to sit back and do nothing. Well except to voice our opinion and tell our Congressmen and Senators how we feel and what we want them to do. In the mean time, I give you my:

Top 10 signs we might be in a financial crisis.

# 10. Disney World ticket prices may drop below 100.00 a ticket this year. Yea I may be able to go now.

#9. Martha Stewart is thinking about going back “in” where it is safe (and free).

#8. There is talk of selling Alaska to Russia since “they are so close you can see right across the border.”

#7. McDonald's has a new jingle for the big Mack that goes like this; Special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onion on a day old bun. (read my lips, no more meat)

#6. The 12 days of Christmas has been reduced to 1 day and you have to select between a partridge OR a pear tree. Not both.

#5. I saw grasshoppers actually saving up for the winter.

#4. Lucy, (my chicken) has gone into hiding. She is really worried about the price of chicken wings.

#3. There is talk of bringing back the TV show “Good times” but changing the name to “The Good old days.”

#2. Mexicans have been seen trying to cross the border” into” Mexico.

And the number one sign that we may be heading for a financial crisis;

I am thinking I should have voted for Hillary because on the average, women get paid less. (Insert canned laughter) (Sorry ladies, just looking for ways to cut back)

Ok now that I have you laughing in the isles, or puking, whatever the case may be, let me tell it like it is. We have gotten fat and lazy and yes things will get tough in the days, months and years to come but it isn’t like we can’t do a little cutting back. We may have to cut out that bottled water or a few movie rentals but we can do this. I know we can. I will even start getting the small margarita instead of the medium when we go to the Mexican restaurant. See I am willing to do my part.

So before you let the economy get you down, remember things could always be worse. If you don't believe me just check this out. Click HERE to see the what real problems are and some people who are really changing the world. Plus you get to see a great video for FREE.

Have a great day and put back that second doughnut.



Katherine Aucoin said...

That video is a wake-up call. I believe you're right about sitting back and trying not to panic. I just don't believe a bailout is the answer...how about no capital gain taxes for 3 or 4 years...that would really infuse the economy.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

The 12 days of Christmas has been reduced to 1 day and you have to select between a partridge OR a pear tree. Not both.


I know it's no laughing matter, but you crack me up!

Thanks for the video by the way.

Marjie said...

Has it never occurred to anyone that you simply cannot sell houses to people for 1% or 2% down with unrealistic financing and expect them to value them and be able to keep them when the financing joins the real world?

I saw an article in a Sunday paper 2 weeks ago where a realtor in Kansas City was lamenting the fact that people cannot buy houses for only $500 down any more, and so her sales are down. Excuse me? You can't rent a stinkin' apartment for $500 down!

And people refinancing their houses so they can live above their means who then want to cry in MY beer because they can't afford their mortgages? Pulleeassse!

Lower the corporate tax rate and those jobs will come back. And I'm with Katherine on dropping capital gains taxes.

Monogram Queen said...

You are absolutely right, we have grown accustomed to too much and need to tighten our belts.
Those were funny. Thanks Greg!

Lori said...

I agree, a little belt tightening is what we need right now. We've been relying on credit for way too long and now we are paying the price. At least you can make us laugh about the mess we are in right now!

Sandy said...

Loved your post and I got a great laugh out of the signs..hahaha.

But I'm telling ya here and now Greg, I will NOT order a small Long Island Ice Tea when at my favorite bar. I refuse too!!

I will check that out ..link...

Huse Blog is it Anyway? said...

You're pretty stinkin' funny, Greg! Glad I found your blog. Hopefully you don't mind if I hang around a while.

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