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Thanks alot economy

So today this old man on the bus stared at me as I got on, leaned in front of the lady sitting in his line of sight to just stare. After a few stops he leaned over and asked me where I was from.

I replied the United States and he then proceeded to try to tell me something but I couldn’t really understand because the english was so accented.

Boo nanace? nacial arke? … money? What? Money? After a “I’m sorry I don’t understand” Tina finally figured it out.

“American business financial stock market ruin everything”

The man was apparently yelling at me, because America is ruining the world’s finances, and as an American I should know better and its all my fault.

It was our stop and we got off.

But still. The economy is not my fault. I did not vote for George Bush, I did not vote for a war that hemorrhages money, I did not take on exorbitant credit card debit, I did not default on a mortgages, I do not support continued interest in oil because of lobbyists and special interest groups in Washington. If anything I have read a lot and been fairly informed about just how royally America is screwing themselves and the world markets at the moment.

Why the hell do you think I have a job in Taiwan. I’ve seen how long and how agonizing it is for college graduates to get jobs at home right now. So I think I’ll just sit over here till its all fixed.

But I’m pretty sure the old man wouldn’t have understood a word of this mini-rant, just like I couldn’t understand him. Kudos to him for at least following world finances and I agree that its horrible that America will take down weaker economies with them that won’t recover near as quickly, but for now I’m merely the white girl from America on the bus just trying to get to the mall to spend my money on Taiwan goods in Taiwan’s economy.

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