This week has been pretty much been emotionally up and down, and the weather doesn’t help for some reason when it gets cold outside it seems as if reality gets harsh. You start to become more aware of your surroundings, so rather you have a job, are unemployed or your starting a business (like myself), things can tend to seem rough. Maybe it’s the short daylight hours, the gaining of weight during the holiday season or the constant nagging of the media reminding us that the economy is fucked. Just think about it. The technology that we once praised (the internet, television, cell phones, satellite and the list goes on) helps traps us by beating us over the head repeatedly with dreary information. Ok, we get it the economy is bad and we’re in a recession. How many times are you going to stream it to me. Shut the fuck up and let’s move forward. Surely people who are looking for jobs don’t want to be reminded by Fox, Yahoo, MSN and ABC that we’re still in a recession and people are feeling the pinch. Call me crazy, but I have a hunch that people know this already.
Clearly people who are cutting back on food don’t want to hear about the Auto Industry receiving bail outs when we regular folks can’t even get an extra two weeks to pay for our utilities. As far as the auto industry goes. On one end of the coin my thoughts are, “yes they should get help because if they don’t, it will worsen the economy and we are not in a situation where we need another hit on the economy” and on the other end of the spectrum my thoughts are “How did they mess up that bad?” Didn’t they see it coming?” and my favorite “Was I the only one who thought the PT Cruiser was a piece of shit car?” Apparently so. On a selfish and self-righteous note (hey aren’t those the same things?) I feel that everything must die in the end. Especially bad business. Justice must prevail. One of the the Top CEO's at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (the company that helped with our financial crisis) was literally knocked the #@$% out.
A few Klu Klux Klan members who killed Emit Till finally went to prison. Blagojevich will probably go to jail and will have to take up playing the Harmonica, and eventually OJ did go to prison. And my friends. Sometimes crappy car companies die. Karma is a muthafucka. The problem is when huge car companies die. American businesses die with them. So unfortunately, despite my personal feelings we cant let those car companies die because millions of people will be affected. So what I think the government should do is come up with a contract that will force faulty auto companies to make efficient cars or the money will be pulled. That’s what the government did to Chrysler and it forced them to get their act together. Also, I think that the news should start reporting happy things.
I have a few happy things that happened to me today. I went to jewels (a grocery store) today and most people (even the young ones) were nice and polite. This is a triumph in the City of Chicago. I've also noticed that most strangers I meet are willing to have a brief conversation with me about various things no matter where I'm at. Could this mean that most people are "gasp" actually friendly? And not be the cold blooded Hedonist that are depicted in Hollywood movies? Also, a lot of people that I know in the city are usually upset when small Mom and Pop stores close because they feel it adds character to the neighborhood. And although I've had it rough while starting my new restaurant a lot of people have been helpful to me.
I'm rambling, but I just wanted to share