Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ode to the Holidays

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town
People fretted and worried that the Market was down
They fussed and they stressed over 401(k)'s
And wondered how they would survive the coming days.
The stockings were hung (cause the dryer was broken)
But things will get better: Obama has spoken'
The children were nestled all snug in their beds
The true Christmas Miracle: a roof over their heads'
And I, with my mortgage, lay awake late at night
While the cost of our groceries soared to dizzying new heights
The magic of Christmas nearly gone in a flash
Remembering I'd long since run out of cash.
More rapid than eagles, the bills they all came
I pry open my wallet and weakly exclaim:
"On VISA, on AMEX, on MasterCard too"
Charging off our expenses is all I can do.
With Christmas decorations up before Halloween
It's all I can do to not break down and scream'
But another new year is just round the bend
And the hope our economy rebounds again
So this is your present: a poem and a hug
With a thought in my head of all your cute "mugs"
And our hopes you're surviving and staying afloat
If it's any consolation, we're in the same boat
We wish you a gas tank that's always stays full
And a happy, yet somehow affordable Yule
A portfolio as well-rounded as old Santa's tummy
A great Christmas dinner that's truly yummy
Good times, good health, good friends, good cheer
A safe and prosperous Happy New Year
And, of course, our good wishes, since at least they're still free
Mele Kalikimaka - from my family and me!

~author unknown

*a little late,but deal with it.


Flight Risk said...

money will come and money will go.
Once it's all gone true freedom you'll know .

I don't know I'm not a writer I'm more of a class clown . Besides I cashed in my 401k 10 days before the bale out so I could pay for a trip to Italy (that and spend the money before my soon to be ex-wife could take half ) :-). And I'm loving the fact that my broker told me it would be a big mistake, that my stocks would rebound after the bale out . If he wasn't on the first floor I'm sure he would have jumped out his window by now .

Good find , thanks for sharing.

BTW I had you pegged for a stock broker , not tradesmen.

Kevin John said...

Yep, tradesman Flight Risk. I hope the stockbroker that advised you such just got hit by a bus. We can always hope.
So, how was Italy? Got any pics?
I install quite a bit of their products you least I used to before the downturn.
Sorry to hear you got an ex wife. Maybe BT would be free??
I'm gonna have one if work doesn't pic up...

Flight Risk said...

Italy is in the summer .

And BT is free.
Who do you think I talk to about all my woman troubles ?
Isn't that what your best friend is for ?

ettarose said...

I have not seen this one. I am going to post at work. Happy New Year

Kevin John said...

Hi EttaRose!
Happy New Year to you too.