Friday, September 30, 2011

Signs that the economy is bad, September 30, 2011 edition

Just one story this week. It has been a bit of a rough week, so the Itinerant Librarian has not had much time to scour the web in search of the subtle hints that the economy is bad. However, this is quite a sign we are highlighting this week.
  • You know things are bad when Hallmark makes a card for it. Yes, the greeting card company is now making sympathy cards for the unemployed. Your husband or other relative lose their job? Cheer them up a little with a store-bought greeting card. You are a ruthless employer and want to lay off some workers so you can outsource their jobs to some Third World country? Send them a Hallmark greeting to show you are not a completely heartless bastard. Hey, for those robber baron wannabes, this may be better than suggesting that people go dumpster diving to cut costs (I don't think it went that well for Northwest Airlines). Via CBS. By the way, if you want to see some "samples" of these new cards, you can have a sneak peek here (via Holy Taco).  You can also see a card selection here (via WorkFails).

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