Friday, July 18, 2008

Are we there yet?

by Capt. Fogg

So you don't want to call it a recession yet? You say it's too soon to tell? You haven't seen enough evidence? Well how about this: Not only will there not be a new Starbucks across the street from the Starbucks next door to the Starbucks, they're going to close a bunch of them. 12 cafes in my area alone, including one in a Palm Beach mall where there are currently 4. Who said the economic news is all bad?

I'm guessing that the Starbucks planned for a semi rural intersection across the street from a church here won't be built now which means a few more trees will survive and the traffic remain manageable. We may get a Dunkin' Donuts however; in an area that's already commercial and where there would be a waitress instead of a Barista; where you can just order a coffee and receive it without the phony pseudo Italian names or the snotty prices. They make great doughnuts too.

Long live the recession!

Cross posted from Human Voices


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OpenID expatbrian said...

Unemployment just hit 6.9% in California which is the highest I can ever remember. Recession, depression, economic collapse, whatever you want to call it, its happening and people ought to be taking a very close look at what has caused it and WHO. Its not rocket science.

4:56:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Not science, but it requires sanity and sanity seems to be in short supply here.

10:06:00 AM  

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