Thursday, December 18, 2008

What Recession?

I'm not seeing it here. The shopping mall parking lot (Del Amo for locals) was jammed with cars. We couldn't find a space and were in a long line of other cars that couldn't either exiting onto Hawthorne.

Target's parking lot had a lot of cars. Trader Joe's was jammed with people and carts; Il Fornaio, the Italian resto across the parking lot had tables full of people -- possibly office parties and I thought they'd been banned!

Today, 10:30 a.m., The UPS Store was doing a very brisk business -- all kinds of people were shipping holiday packages.

My sister e'd from northern Illinois that her contractor can't get to her for at least six weeks! And contractors mean serious money is being spent.

The problem is the media -- they love nothing more than putting some sobbing person on camera - theme being "I lost it all, sob, sob" -- or interviewing homeless persons. This, to them, is news. Nuh huh, it ain't.

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