Guess what, chibear, that's exactly what I did after opening the thread, including the pulling the covers up bit. I had gone to bed very late the night before (actually the morning of) and I really did need the extra beautyrest. And perhaps it could also be said that it depressed me as much to post it as it depressed you to read it. So maybe I should make up for it by posting something cheerful, like another one of them Tales From The Crypt or Vault Of Horror or Haunt Of Fear comic book covers from the Fifties.
I was trying to derive something inspirational from your opening, but the more I read, the more depressed I got.
Think I'll go back to bed and pull the covers up.
Turns out that business kept me away from Stoolville after my Second Awakening until 8:30 PM last night. And almost immediately I saw your post. And as The Crypt Keeper is my witness it made me laugh for the very first time that day.
And out of a sense of gratitude for making me laugh and in accordance with my ongoing desire to maintain and embellish my reputation as Glad The Merciful, I will actually refrain from posting another depressing opening this morning. You see, I already had one lined up last night and destined for The Stoolville Night Deposit Box pending it's use this morning.
So instead, thanks to chibear, I would now have you all think of something cheerful and uplifting, like those magnificent old ECville ladies from fifty years ago, The Crypt Keeper, The Vault Keeper and The Old Witch, , rather than what's going to happen to our economy.