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'I guess it's true that it's all about re-branding in this economy...'
'That's it! That's the chart we've been looking for.'
'And from what we've been able to determine, this is the tweak that broke the paradigm's back.'
'Our new savings account isn't very popular. There's been no interest in it.'
"Sorry, we don't have your money anymore but if you want to see some photos of it we've taken over the years check out our website."
Company Merges/Major Layoffs/We Go Belly Up. . .
"Bad news on Wall Street today, as the bottom fell out of the market, the sides collapsed, and the top blew away."
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'We were in the right place at the right time but, unfortunately, we were in the wrong time zone.'
"Mr. Happy wants to remind us that tragedy plus time equals comedy."
'I hardly expected the federal tapering affect my allowance.'
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Bank - Going out of business sale!
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'So it's decided - we'll put the clocks back 5 years and everything will be fine again.'
'Escape? Are you serious. In this economy?'
"I am reminded of a morbidly depressing anecdote. . ."
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Businessman Cut Down by Monthly Reports
'Good thing I'm wearing my adult diapers.'
"I'll take one more question, from the reporter in the back reading the job listings."
"In the light of the current financial position management has decided to cancel the Christmas party but. . .you can still come in and use the photocopier to photocopy your bottoms."
Things will turn around eventually... Meanwhile....
'What do you buy the man who has lost everything?'
The first green shoots of recovery.
'I can't move in with my parents. They moved in with my grandparents.
'The way things are going in the building trade we are never going to be part of a demolition project in our life time.'
"Remember the good old days, when all we had to worry about was a dollar-sixty-a-pound sirloin?"
Tags:good old days, reminisce, reminisces, reminiscing, nostalgia, nostalgic, throwback, throwbacks, inflation, food price, food prices, problem, problems, economics, economic downturn, economic downturns, difficulty, difficulties, difficult time, difficult times, hard times, money problem, money problems, worry, worries, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, anxiousness, concern, concerns, concerning