This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Literally

, , , , , | Right | December 16, 2010

Me: “Hello, sir. Would you like to make a donation to Children In Need?”

Customer: *in a heavy American accent* “Say what?”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, I wasn’t aware you were from out of the country. Children In Need is a charity that collects money for projects working with children in the UK. It runs an appeal about this time every year. Would you maybe like to make a donation?”

Customer: “Like f*** I would! It’s you and your poor, hobo kids that got us and the whole f****** world into this d*** recession!”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, but the recession actually began when the US housing bubble burst. American banks gave out too many loans that couldn’t be repaid, and the government had to bail the banks out. That was because they traded the debt they had to banks overseas, since most were American owned companies.”

Customer: *silence*

Me: “Would you like to make a donation?”

(The customer reached into his pocket, and dropped some change into the bucket.)


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