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The Fish-O-Meter says this is a recession

August 4th, 2008 at 07:47 pm

Though the numbers that have been coming out lately theoretically prove we are not in a recession, I've got to say that the Fish-O-Meter is buzzing wildly that we must be in a recession. Why, you ask?

Because... in the years that D.T. and I have been married, every time the US experiences a recession, D.T. becomes everybody's best buddy. D.T. is one of those people who can fix just about anything, and when times get tough financially for the general populous, we suddenly find ourselves inundated with "friends" who need something repaired in their car or house, but have been mostly absent in our lives up until this point.

They'll come. D.T. is a great guy and he'll help them, but most of them will disappear again as soon as they have no use for him. It's nothing new, but it is fairly consistent to be sure. Each time D.T. gets a little more cynical and a little more cautious- at least he learns.

2 Responses to “The Fish-O-Meter says this is a recession”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    Not fun. D.T. needs to learn how to ask for favors in return. Surely you guys have stuff of your own that needs painting, repairing! Provide some beer and make it quid pro quo.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Yes, ask for favors in return. Put a list on the kitchen fridge of things you'd like done and add to it as you think of it. It does not need to be things you cannot do yourself. On my list: Wash the second floor windows with a pressure wand. Clean the sidewalks and patio with either a pressure washer or muriatic acid solution and coir broom. Paint the window trim on the garage. Sweep out the garage. Edge the sidewalks. Bring me a load of city wood mulch....When someone asks for a repair, they can be asked then & there to trade labor if you have a list at the ready.

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