posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 01:55 AM
I generally don't even talk about this stuff to people any more, because it's so far beyond their comprehension level. I mean, two years ago I was
looking at this information, seeing what was coming, listening to people saying "We're not in a recession" etc.
When you work in a tipped job like I do, you have a very real barometer as to the pulse of the nation's purse strings.. the worse people are doing,
the less money I make..
I remember listening to a customer who basically forced me to overhear his cellphone conversation about 9 months ago (I was stuck where I was, within
earshot) and he was saying "Oh yeah, we're closing this, laying off this, hunkering down basically until this slowdown is over, because it won't
last forever, things will get better in a couple of months".. And I remember thinking "Wow. You wear a suit every day, you probably make four times
what I do, and you're completely and utterly clueless, you have no foresight even based upon the things you're actually saying yourself.."
So yeah, I don't really say much about these things to people irl, because you can't force feed information to anyone.. they get it when they get