Terrified Beyond the Capacity for Rational Thought

Your 401K sits shivering in some back room in a New York bank, covered in a blanket.

A grief counselor tries to console her, but the camera flashes in the hallway outside make her jump. The lights reflect in her haunted eyes.

September 29 is going to be remembered for a long, long time. You can bet that in the coming weeks the voices will be shrill and angry as the talking heads try to out-scare each other and the politicians and partisans brawl over who’s to blame. If there are no fist fights over this by the end of the week I’ll be very surprised.

A lot of people are scared. If you’re one of them, then take a deep breath and go eat some pizza or fix a nice big lasagna with garlic bread and lots of cheese. Watch your favorite movie, pet the dog, go make a zombie. Relax.

Just because the “professionals” are terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought doesn’t mean that we have to be.

If that doesn’t make you feel any better, then here are a few pictures to help take your mind off of things.

4 Responses to “Terrified Beyond the Capacity for Rational Thought”

  1. I work for a financial planner and the calls today, they were hysterical. But the big boss says it’s going to be OK; it’s just a hiccup we have to ride out.

    However, I’ll still sit down with a slab of pizza and peruse your Halloween archives. Not even a bad day on Wall Street can kill a good almost-October buzz.

  2. This actually did calm me down.

  3. I’m not scared… sounds like a good time to buy some stocks to me. Love the pictures, those zombies are going to turn out great!

  4. Yeah, it took a Wall Stree cave-in to knock Dave’s story off the top spot. :)