What I'm thankful for

November 26, 2008: 10:49 AM ET

turkey1I am thankful that Citibank will not fail. I'm a sissy. The idea of big institutions lumbering to their death scares me, particularly when they hold my life savings. 

I am thankful that airplanes seem to be more on time lately. I don't know why that is. But I'm not looking a gift horse in the nozzle. 

I am thankful that the guys who ran Washington Mutual will be so well taken care of. It demonstrates that no matter how the blasted landscape rolls and changes, some things will remain immutable. Woo hoo! 

I am thankful that the guys who ran the interface between the government and the economy will soon be changing. I don't think I'm being unduly partisan when I say that we won't miss the old ones. 

I am thankful that prices are coming down. I know this makes Wall Street very nervous, but I'm thankful anyway. I like paying less for things like gas and food and housing, even if that upsets the great brains that seem to know the price of everything and the value of nothing. 

I am thankful I still have a job. And so is my ex-wife. 

I am thankful that I seldom wake up in the morning without a lump in my gut about what I have to do that day. When that lump is gone, I know I will miss it. 

I am thankful for you, unique user. 

Have a happy Thanksgiving. And if you don't really like turkey, just eat the stuffing. 

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