I’m not immune from the grinding fear that things might get real shitty, and I know for some people, they already have.
But so far, the economic downturn has:
• Raised the price of gas to the point that even the least environmentally conscious of us are thinking and talking and open to new ideas about energy and sustainability and other ideas that bored us all to death two years ago. (Gee, I haven’t heard the term "tree-huggers" in a while, have you?)
• Served us our first reminder since the sudden death of "the new economy" (remember that one?) that you can’t always get what you want. (And that banks can be sharpers, too!)
• And, as of today, put Bennigan’s out of business. One down … TGI Fridays to go!
So you’ve gotta take the good news where you can find it is all I’m saying.