Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Two By Two

There was a swift and drastic economic downturn. 

The Family Joy's life savings was greatly reduced.

Alan Greenspan declared this the worst economy ever seen.

The Family Joy quaked in fear.

There was no sign of the bottom.

"What will happen next?" we asked.  How far will we fall?"

Then it rained endlessly. 

Great walls of sheeting rain pounded our city all day.

In the evening, The Mayor came home from school and said,

"Mommy, I have a secret, private name. Do you know what it is?"

"No, Mayor," I said. "What is it?" 

He gave me a conspiratorial look and said, 

"NOAH."

[Oh, The IRONY.]

24 comments:

Vodka Mom said...

Can he give me a ride? Cause we're drowning over here. (my big guy lost his job last month... your little fella is just in time...)

Omaha Mama said...

I see foreshadowing to the millions he will make as an adult to pay for your retirement. And they all lived happily ever after.

Cordy said...

He's so clever. How can you stand it?

Magpie said...

Awesome.

Shannon said...

Us, too. Glum times. Is the Mayor in on the know? Any suggestions? Should I plant a garden and buy a goat?

Karen said...

I don't remember how I happened to find your blog, but tonight I read a bunch of past posts. Woman, you are weird.

I say that because I am a park ranger. yeah, I wear the whole dang uniform and the hat to work every day. hahahahaha

LaskiGal said...

The timing. The wisdom. The foresight.

The humor . . .

Patois said...

Have you helped him secure the necessary materials?

I got a statement today on my IRA. I can now buy a dozen Super Big Gulps at 7-11.

zellmer said...

Brilliant.

Now I am curious about how many Park Rangers are reading your blog.

WILLIAM said...

Does he know what a cubit is?

furiousBall said...

Mayor rocks proverbial socks with a tenacity unforeseen by Noahkind

Day Dreamer said...

My stocks are reduced to a third.

Loved this post! Very smart.

Lotta said...

Ironically husband is working more than ever. (Course the government hires him that could explain it.)

And yet...we are more broke than ever.

Time to for a life adjustment.

BOSSY said...

Come on over and join Bossy's Poverty Party! Where climbing out of debt is fun! Not that *you're* in debt, but weeeeeeee, Bossy is!

Trannyhead said...

*snort* I'm with vodka mom - I need a ride, too!

TEOM said...

I think we have all had enough of Mr. Greenspan to last a lifetime... or two.

mamatulip said...

Oh, the irony INDEED.

Schmutzie said...

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http://www.fivestarfriday.com/2008/10/five-star-friday-edition-27.html

Emily said...

Doesn't this just SUCK?!

We're quaking in our boots. I'm not sure our generation has the grace and fortitude to pull through a Great Depression the way my Great Grandparents and Grandparents did. I'm afraid we are too entitled.

Moobs said...

The sun is shining over here. I could use the light as I seem to have misplaced my pension. I sure I had it here a moment ago.

surveillance cameras said...

I so understand how you feel! To make matters worse part of that money was to be my duaghter's college fund and she will be starting in the Fall of 09.
These are hard times!

Anissa Mayhew said...

Can I join your ark?

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Gray Matter said...

Quick, gather the "Benjamins" two by two.
Your son--a cutie of epic proportions.