Here is the perfect bit of prose for This Economy

The Man Who Sold Hot Dogs
He was hard of hearing, so he had no radio.
He had trouble with his eyes, so he had no newspaper.
But he sold good hot dogs.

He put up a sign on the highway, telling how good they were.
He stood by the side of the road and cried,
“Buy a hot dog, mister!”
And people bought.

He increased his meat and bun order,
and he bought a bigger stove to take care of his trade.
He got his son home from college to help him.

But then something happened.
His son said, “Father,
haven’t you been listening to the radio?
There’s a big depression going on.
The international situation is terrible,
and the domestic situation is even worse.”

Whereupon the father thought,
“Well, my son has gone to college.
He listens to the radio and reads
the newspapers, so he ought to know.”

So, the father cut down on the bun order,
took down his advertising signs,
and no longer bothered to stand
on the highway to sell hot dogs.

His hot dog sales fell almost overnight.
“You were right, son,” the father said to the boy.
“We are certainly in the middle of a Great Depression!”

I was sent this today, and as many of you know, I have been talking about this since the economy first ran into trouble in 2008. The more you listen to the media, the more you don’t just focus on your own business, the more you become a victim of this economy. Create your own future!!!