Well that's the last straw! I've had it with the recession.
My 401(k) took a bath, the equity in my home tanked, friends and family members lost jobs, and now the ultimate hardship — my friend and chef de cuisine of fine doughnuts Jacque (Jack Yit) of the Star Doughnut Shop on Foothill Boulevard has sold his business. Jack has seen firsthand the effects of the economic downturn: fewer customers, many unemployed, choosing fewer items from his colorful trays.
Since no bailout or government takeover was in the offing, he has decided to sell; another of the countless small businesses in our community that are under the radar and deemed unworthy of the government aid doled out to those needy (or should I say greedy) giants of financial incompetence: AIG, Goldman Sachs, etc.