Recession- What Recession?

Happy Valentine’s Day, one and all.

Since today is the day of choice to do something special for the one you hold dearest, my wife and I after much angst decided we would go out to supper. I know, big deal. but it would a special treat for both of us since we each had a bit of a trying day. We were at the beach(Outer Banks area) and ventured forth at about 7: 00 pm with intentions of going to Outback. Fingers crossed for crowds, of course. But it’s a recession, right, how many people could be there? Answer- quite a few, a plethora of humanity, if you will. Now, I am not one who waits in line gracefully, so went to Plan B.

Plan B was a local restaurant, named The Black Pelican, at which we had previously eaten. Upon entering,we were told the wait was about  an hour and fifteen minutes. Aargh!! This time  we bit the bullet and stayed for a pleasant evening.

But, amazing; two places with huge crowds. As a side note, virtually every restaurant we passed by was full or fuller. How can this be? Did we see the stimulus at work already and did we actually participate in stimulating a small portion of the economy? You know, I actually did feel patriotic while eating or maybe it was the cheesecake- who cares.

So go out there and stimulate that  economy folks, do your part, however small it may be.Your country will thank you.


February 14, 2009 - Posted by | Culture | , , , ,


  1. Excellent, excellent post…I’m still laughing!! 🙂

    Comment by mikegothard | February 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. Glad you took your sweetheart out for Valentine’s day and endured the long way and had a pleasant evening.

    Comment by teddy bear sis | February 24, 2009 | Reply

  3. […] Day & the Recession Two weeks later, I’m still chuckling when I read my friend’s Valentine’s Day Recession post.  You hit the nail on the head, […]

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