This will not become the Sassy’s Miserable Unemployment Blog, I swear, but this little tidbit seems worth sharing.
My dad is great, really, a kind man, and he’s always been good to me. However, the man is a true believer Republican. Although our political fights aren’t personal, you can imagine they get rather heated. My parents came down from New Hampshire on Thursday, to see me and my sister (and the very, very cute little nephew). And he offered up this little pearl of wisdom:
“The economy really isn’t that bad. People just need to realize that they’ve lost nothing until they sell the stocks.”
“Dad,” I said, “your DAUGHTER just lost her job. Her date lost his job. Several of her friends are looking for work. Exactly when does it get to be THAT bad?”
Then my mom decided to chime in with her two cents about the stimulus package and how Obama was bankrupting America.
Then snotty little me said, “Funny, I didn’t hear you saying anything at all about money when we spent all this money on unnecessary wars. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the last eight years.”
Civility eventually returned, but the whole thing really turned my head.