Saturday, August 01, 2009

Voices from the recession

West Tisbury Flea Market, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Two vendors comparing notes:

"This month is supposed to be better, right?"

At the grocery store, two merchants meet and greet:

"How's it going?"

"It's slow."

"Me too; it's getting scary ..."

It's tough times here in this once booming bucolic playland. Summer business has to carry many residents through the whole year.

1 comment:

Darlene said...

We always knew (or should have) that it was going to take a year before the economy improved for ordinary people. We are only half there and maybe it will take even longer.

They say the labor market is the last to show improvement and until people have money to spend things are going to be slow.