so i went to minnesota for the NCAA tournament and i came back learning a lot more about real life than i did about basketball. i learned a heck of a lot about the economy in the US and how much it sucks. it started off as a joke but then turned more serious everytime we left the hotel, until eventually our jokes aroused no laughter and we were all in the car silent and pondering...
examples of the how much the economy has affected (effected?) the US and minnesota in general...
1 - company names on buildings were not there...you know office buildings downtown where you see huge letters on the top of buildings....well there was no letters just outlines because the letters have been taken off. obviously companies can't afford rent
2 - tons of new cars in an overflow parking lot not even near a dealership. during these tough economic times nobody can buy new cars.
3 - going into a deli and not being able to see because there were no lights on...no fresh meat...no fresh food at all...with the 3 workers (i presume) silently sitting around a picnic table in the store looking depressed.
4 - people gathered around a TV set in the middle of Minneapolis cheering at a basketball game...it was weird to see this because it illustrated how sports is the only thing that can make people smile anymore.
5 - random people just stopping their cars and getting out and puking all over...
6 - a total lack of newspapers. you know the side of the street newspaper machines...?? yes, well there were no papers in them...and we were there for 4 days and there were none. obviously during these tough times people cant afford the news and/or the newspaper company is out of business and/or people dont wanna buy the newspaper because they dont wanna read about the tough economic times....the one paper that i did see was for 3 days!!! i mean one paper was the news for thursday, friday and saturday. depressing.
so that was my trip i wish i would have taken pictures but it was too depressing, for real.
it was a debacle of monumental proportions to see such a horrid scene but oh well
xoxo, gossip girl
2 months ago