Listen, I've been saying for years that the euro was a horrible mistake. You know how Europeans are, they're too insular to go where the opportunity is like Americans. Selfish, the lot of them. And of course their governments are weak and ineffectual. Martin Wolfe agrees with me--you know Martin Wolfe, don't you? I used to read him at the Financial Times when I worked for The Economist in London. He says the PIIGS are cutting their own throats but what do you expect, they're far too self-indulgent and decadent to make the clean decision to abandon the euro.
Speaking of self-indulgent, can you believe all those moochers who try to get their relatives to co-sign a loan? By all means, give them the money if you must but you're not doing them a favor by helping them get credit they don't deserve. Everyone knows better than to ask me to risk my credit for them.
Speaking of incompetents, we tried to call our cable company and you wouldn't believe the hell they put us through. Alyssa Rosenberg-you know her, right? We used to work together, she went to Yale--wants to unbundle cable; who does she think they are, some low-rent operation like Netflix? [laughs] Although one never knows, if they felt like sending me a free subscription I might try it out.
Oh no, don't run off. We haven't seen each other for so long. Oh, very well if you must. But you're not escaping me for long!