I'm so, so sorry you are disappointed about your earnings last quarter. Really. It must be killing you, since last years fourth quarter was so friggin' huge. Not having that extra billion in profit must be such a damn hardship--I guess that third or fourth vacation home your executives were thinking about may have to wait. But I'm sure they have friends in the mortgage industry that will get them a hell of a deal.
Maybe your exec's ought to pull up to a gas station sometime and pump their own gas into the Hummer--they might even meet a few of the folks
struggling to keep up with the rising prices
putting money in the company kitty. Maybe they will even think about them if they are asked to
put on a dog and pony show testify again before congress. But I guess they won't really notice until the help can't afford to drive to work.
Until then, I'm walking a lot more, car pooling and just hanging around. I guess I should thank you; I'm getting exercise and helping the environment.
I just wouldn't hang out at any truck stops if I were you.