the economy, hitting close to home

I arrived at work today and a friend said to me, with a dazed look on her face, “my husband just got laid off.”

“I’m so sorry!” I said.  “How awful.”

“We’re just numb,” she said, and then we had to go in to our meeting and I couldn’t say anything else. 

Then when school started a girl in my class said, “My daddy just lost his job.”

I stupidly replied, “how scary.”

She looked at me blankly, and then said, irritated, “NO, it’s sad.”

She’s right.  It is very sad.


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