The economic prospects for our beleaguered little island continue to alarm, today the government announced that we, the citizens will have to raise 50 billion Euro to bail out the banks ! Henceforth today shall be known as Black Thursday and we still have the dreaded Budget in December to look forward to ! Yikes ! Here at Dew HQ we can only look on and wonder and while we can't add to the National debate in any meaningful way, we can at least try to provide a little light relief for our overburdened countrymen and women. To this end I have trawled the Net and found these little tokens of light relief from the crushing realities of an economy in crises, While they will not raise a cent to ease matters, I hope they may raise a smile and lighten the mood somewhat. I apologise in advance to anyone who is in dire circumstances because of the downturn for whom this is no laughing matter.~GOSh.~
Resolving to surprise her husband, an investment banker’s wife pops by his office. She finds him in a compromising position, with his secretary sitting on his lap. Without hesitation, he starts dictating, “…and in conclusion, gentlemen, credit crunch or no credit crunch, I cannot continue to operate this office with just one chair!”
I talked to my bank manager the other day and he said he was going to concentrate on the big issues from now on. He sold me one outside Boots yesterday.
The credit crunch is getting bad, isn’t it? I mean, I let my brother borrow a tenner a couple of weeks back, it turns out I’m now Ireland’s fourth biggest lender
A man went to his bank manager and said: ‘I’d like to start a small business. How do I go about it?’
‘Simple,’ said the bank manager. ‘Buy a big one and wait.’