What’s this, then?! European banks have just agreed to forgive upwards of 50% of Greek debt in order to avoid a Euro meltdown? Isn’t that just rewarding a bunch of lay-about tax dodgers for their bad behavior? Do you suppose I could get JPMorgan Chase to forgive 50% of the principal on my mortgage? Probably not. Foolish me for being responsible.
Didn’t Germany do their due diligence before signing up for the Euro and see that the Grecian lifestyle model couldn’t possibly sustain itself? Why would you marry your currency to a society whose people throw their tax bills in the furnace and close their businesses for months at at time? I see that the Greeks finally got up off their fat, lazy asses to protest austerity measures. Hey, Greece. You’re a bunch of soft babies.
As of this typing, European markets are +5%—an astonishing bump for one day. What do I know? Apparently, nothing.
I was scouring the help wanteds and came across a position that included the following in the description:
Facilitate the transfer of knowledge.
Develop/execute winning pursuit strategies.
What the hell does that even mean?! What a bunch of corporate gobbledygook. I can’t believe I’m trapped in this world. Why the hell didn’t I learn to paint or play guitar or write? ANYTHING to have kept me out of this machine?
5th Avenue as a catwalk. I was visiting the Apple Store on 5th and 59th and stumbled across this cool model shoot. I usually don’t pay any mind to this sort of thing but the gowns were beautiful. I think they might have been wedding gowns. I’m not sure. They were shooting in front of Bergdorf Goodman.
Hey, Pat, does this take you back? The models were striking these crazy poses!
The photographer was standing across 5th Avenue right next to me and had to snap photos between waves of traffic.