So, I was driving by Circuit City today, and there were big signs advertising their 50% off store closing sales. I had the following three thoughts in quick succession:
"Wow, 50% off, we could get some really good deals!"
"But we're broke."
"With all of these stores going out of business, there are a lot of good deals to be had right now, but we don't have the money to take advantage of them. This is a terrible time to be unemployed!"
And then I started laughing out loud. Because isn't that the definition of a recession?