Cry me a damn river.
Yeah, that’s the reason I never understood economics. I thought it was just that I was an idiot, but it turns out that everyone else who has blind faith in the infinite expansion of value are the real idiots. You’re the ones buying and spending pretend value–I’m just sitting on the sideline wondering how and why.
I’m poor. I have no assets. And you know what?
A very dark side of me is laughing my ass off.
“You’ll feel it soon enough…” is what people have been telling me, but honestly–I make 30% less than I did a year ago, and I’m feeling great.
I’m sorry you lost your mid-level management job and you live in a house that you paid 250% too much for. I’m sorry you can’t afford your massive new vehicle that you don’t need. I’m sorry you can’t afford the fucking gas to feed it.
Am I coming off as bitter? I’m
not at all bitter–I’m not the one mired in debt, after all. Rather, you’re the ones who believed that we could go on pretending that the economy would soar ever skyward. I, on the other hand, have been mumbling warnings for years.
And for all the things we can blame President Bush for–this is NOT one of them. You fools did this to yourselves. This is a punch in the face from reality: no, you are NOT worth as much as you assumed. No, your house is NOT worth as much as you paid. No, your dollar will NOT stretch that far.
Suck it up baby, cause we’re not even near Black Thursday. Not yet, at least…