02 Dec 2010

Quotable Quotes

Economics, Federal Reserve, Financial Economics, Humor 1 Comment

Wittiest thing I heard today: A client whose check for my traveling expenses hadn’t shown up wrote something like, “Sorry Bob I mailed that on November 24. It’s not impossible that the Post Office just hasn’t delivered it yet, with the holiday. As my husband says, that 44-cent stamp is 14 cents for postage and 30 cents for storage.”

Dumbest thing I heard today: An anchor on CNN, going to a correspondent to discuss the Fed bailouts, said something like, “Wow Candice, $9 trillion is an unbelievable amount of money. I think the question on every American’s mind is, will the Treasury be paid that money back?”

The poor woman had to figure out how to answer that question without using obscenities.

One Response to “Quotable Quotes”

  1. RG says:

    Dumbest thing I read today:

    The surge [in purchases] puts Beijing on track to overtake India as the world’s largest CONSUMER of gold. (EMPHASIS ADDED)

    From the financial times.