Signs of the Great Depression

Signs of the Great Depression

Here are some tiny tell-tale signs that the economy is in the crapper:

The oranges on display at B Bar are now wrapped up in netting so no one can take them.

At the longtime gay bar Rawhide, customers are told that each person must buy a drink or leave.

The Russian Tea Room sent out a media alert urging us to buy meals there.

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Freelance checks that used to come automatically in the mail now have to be hunted down with threats and weaponry.

Citibank told me that to get a CD you have to start a checking account for $150 or more. I put the minimum in and later found they'd charged me for (unwanted) blank checks sent! Suddenly my checking account had $125 and was going to get charged penalties! I screamed like a banshee bitch and got that changed.

Coat check at Mr. Black is $4 per item. For my $3 sweater! No, wait, here's an even bigger sign: Mr. Black was just seized by the tax people! Now I'm wandering the streets in a $3 sweater! Wait, here's an update on the update! Mr. Black's people say they're opening their doors tomorrow, business as usual! The depression is ovah!

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