Monday, December 08, 2008

Post in Haste, Repent at Leisure

Well, "repent" may be too strong a word. "Realize a need for clarification" may be better.

First, thanks to everyone who commented. Lots of food for thought there.

In making my last, hurried, post I didn't mean to imply that I think the automakers should just be handed whatever they ask for, only that I agreed with the author of the WAPO column that in the different responses to Wall Street and Detroit there appears to be a class bias. And I'll admit that my own bias is that it eats at me to think that bank executives are still walking away with huge severance packages while the electricians in Chicago haven't received what their contracts promised. Not saying that I'm right, just that it bothers me. So I support those workers in their efforts to point out the discrepancy.

But the older I get, the more I realize I don't know.


Anonymous said...

Did you see in the news this morning that the CEO of Merrill Lynch is telling his board that he deserves a $10 million year-end bonus? Talk about arrogance!

Your last line is so true...for all of us. Too bad we have to get older to realize it ;-)

junior_goddess said...

Wow. I'll bet a lot of ML's 'products' lost 10mil this year.

Just saying.

We can all sit around pointing fingers, but we need to get up every morning and do a decent job at what we do. Unfortunately, a lot of people made a lot of money fast, and want that rush again! And again! And again!

Isn't that maturity? The older we get, the less we know and the more we realize it!