Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Conversation You Don't Want To Have

Paraphrased a bit, but more or less accurate, and the gist is definitely real:
Hey Jeff.

Hey Name.

You have a pickup, right?


Any chance I could borrow it?

Uh, sure, but when? I've got some commitments and...

This afternoon?

Well, I'm using it right now, but maybe when I am done. What's up?

I've gotta pack up all my stuff and get it into storage.

You're moving?

Yeah, but I don't know where I'm going yet.
I am not making this up. Someone I know is moving out - with no place to go - thanks to the economy and the loss of a job some time ago.

I'm hearing noise about how things may be bottoming out. I sure hope so. This sort of thing is getting really depressing.