Costco was packed today. There is nothing like a good depression to boost sales at a wholesale store. While enjoying my $1.50 hotdog and soda, I shared a table with a college girl. “My student loan company went bankrupt,” she noted, “so I’m looking for other funding.” What about a semester job? “I’m working at a Dunkin Donuts near school,” she replied, “but business is slow. We’ll probably have to close if things continue like this.”
Just a few months ago it would have been tough to imagine that the economy could slump enough to keep people away from their Boston Cream Donuts. Perhaps finally Americans will slim down.