***We're sorry. The Comments Button was not working yesterday, Tuesday.***
**TODAY Wed: Discussion of the Stretch Code**6:30pm**Selectmen's Mtg**
**School Vacation**4/18 to 4/27**
***Patriots Day Holiday**Trash Collection Delayed One Day All Week***
***Thu: Foreign Film Night**Library**7pm**"The Iran Job"***
***Fri: Rail Trail/Garden Club Arbor Day**1pm***
***Sat: Earth Day Shredding**HHS**9 to noon***
***Sat: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day**10am-2pm**Police Station***

What Your Neighbors Are Thinking

by Bobby Blair
August 14, 2011

So just what are your neighbors and firends thinking about the economy...

This survey was conducted randomly with people I just happened to cross in my daily travels. I asked those I met two short questions: #1: Are we in for a double dip recession? And #2: Were you affected by the most recent recession?

Yes, I don't even think the last one is over. 2. Me personally, not at all but it has my parents. Adam Vernon, 17.

Yes. Thank you, Obama, for making stocks affordable. 2. I used to have a retirement fund. John Greendale, 71.

Probably. #2 Retire?  When! Bob Nemet, 63

Absolutely. I've been touched. Teresa Lamkin, 45.

#1: Mark: No. Linda: I agree with whatever he says. #2 Mark: We've lost some customers (the Ahronians own a landscape company) who have been laid off. Mark Ahronian, 51 and Linda Ahronian, 56.

Yes. #2 - I dream of the wonderful years pre-2008. John Shannahan, wishful 40 something.

Hoping no. #2 The cost of gas. Steve Bradford, 61 almost retired.

No. #2 Haven't lost a job, but there's still a fear. #2. We're just cutting back. Carol Powell, 47.

.

I don't think we've got out of the first one yet. #2 Money doesn't go as far. Richard Finn, 67.

I don't know. #2 All I know is I'm broke and my paycheck doesn't go as far. Jackie Napolitano, 53

No. #2 A lot less for for your money now. Michael Stepansky, 32.

Yes. #2 No, it didn't, but indirectly it did. Tia Medeiros, 44.

No. #2 - Very little, but we adjusted. John Parquette ,Hitting a half century next year.

 

Posted in Comments.

Comments (0)

Recent Articles by Bobby Blair:

HBA Looks Forward to Spring Events

[Comments:1]

Continue ...

Masked Bandit Apprehended

[Comments:1]

Continue ...

Ahhhhh! Spring

Continue ...

Recent Real Estate Sales

Continue ...

Three Vehicle Smash-Up

[Comments:1]

Continue ...

Recent Articles in Comments:

Plunkett Folds Them; Ends Race

by Erica Plunkett

A very wise person and a dear friend quoted Kenny Rogers to me the other day: ”You gotta know when to hold them and when to fold them.”

[Comments:12]

Continue ...

Galeaz-Weber Withdraws Candidacy

by Lisa Galeaz-Weber

[Comments:5]

Continue ...

Beware the Government “STUDY”

by William Dowd

"The FinCom voted 5 -1 to recommend the $80,000 in pay increases anyway. And I’m pretty sure the 110 people who show up at Town Meeting will vote them as well."

Continue ...

Holliston: Destination or Drive-thru?

by Mary Greendale

In the late 1800’s, Holliston was a resort area for people from the city. They came to enjoy the country and our lake. We can do that again – only 21st century-style.

[Comments:15]

Continue ...

We May Be Getting Out of It Cheaply

by Bobby Blair

[Comments:3]

Continue ...