14 Supporting Examples of Why 2010 Was A Very, Very Bad Year2
By Anonymous Comic
14 Supporting (and funny) Examples of Why 2010 Was A Very, Very Bad Year
Virtually everyone on the planet knows just how rough a year 2010 has been, and it isn’t over yet. The Great Recession rages on, and it can be seen and felt in some of the oddest ways – most of which never get reported by the mass media. Sad stories are plentiful – like those about people who have lost their homes and have had to become wildly creative about finding a new place to set down.
People’s living situations is but one facet of life affected by global trends. Here are 14 examples that highlight just how tough it’s really been this year.
1. The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
2. I ordered a burger at McDonald’s, and the kid behind the counter asked, “Can you afford fries with that?”
3. CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.
4. If the bank returns your check marked “Insufficient Funds,” you have to call them and ask if they mean you or them.
5. Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.
6. McDonald’s is selling the 1/4 ‘ouncer.’
7. Parents in Beverly Hills and Malibu are firing their nannies and learning their children’s names.
8. A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.
9. Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.
10. Motel Six won’t leave the light on anymore.
11. The Mafia is laying off judges.
12. Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.
13. Congress says they are looking into the Bernard Madoff scandal. Oh Great!! The guy who made $50 billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!
14. And, finally, I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, and our bleak future, that I called the Suicide Lifeline and was connected to a call center in Pakistan. When I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.
Story Credit. The numbered items in this story were contained in an email making its rounds across the internet. The identity of the Anonymous Comic who wrote the numbered items remains unknown, and funny, too.