I just returned from a lunch meeting. I had to wait 15 minutes for a table at Applebees. Directly across the street, at 2:00 PM on a Tuesday, the Kohls Department Store parking lot was filled with cars, SUV’s and minivans.
All the carping about high gas prices – gee, did you notice you’ve got THREE cars in your driveway? Did ANY of those gas-guzzling complainer transporters NEED to be in Kohls’ parking lot? I’m in a mid-week, mid-day traffic jam trying to get home, in a small Ohio town. Note; Ohio – the state that the Dems want you to believe is totally populated with unemployed steel workers, clustered around their fireplaces, eating beans from cans.
Just recently, I had three different business owners excuse their failings with ‘the bad economy.’
And don’t you permit this b.s. to even tinge your thinking, for even a millisecond. If anybody tries telling you the economy’s bad, punch ’em in the nose.
Business is good. Very, very, very good. If yours isn’t, you won’t find the reason why in the 24/7 political talking heads’ statistics mangling.
All around me, I see people making 6-figure incomes who, quite frankly, wouldn’t last a week in a truly tough economy. They are lazy, sloppy, wasteful, undisciplined and otherwise dysfunctional and still making tons of money. (Most of present company excluded; a lot of my Members are head and shoulders above the crowd.)
As a society, we are incredibly spoiled. You and I need to be careful about that.