What is YOUR Wife Doing Right Now?

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by PAPA ROACH, May 14, 2009.

  1. Recession Drives Moms to Drink, Do Drugs and Gamble
    Posted By:Cindy Perman
    Topics:Recession | Economy (U.S.) | Wall Street
    Companies:Wal-Mart Stores Inc | Costco Wholesale Corporation
    OK, don’t panic but moms, typically the rock of the family during a crisis, are starting to crack under the recession pressure.

    Uh, Mom? When did you start pounding tequila shots? And who taught you that whole lick-the-salt, suck-the-lime thing?

    A recent survey showed moms are overwhelmed with financial pressures that have escalated since the economic downturn began.

    One in three moms surveyed by MomLogic.com and the Insight Research Group this spring said they have turned to a vice such as overeating, drinking, drugs and/or gambling to cope with the stress.

    Two-thirds said they feel intensely negative emotions, resulting in arguing, fits of crying and frustration as they worry about the state of the world, how to pay the bills, etc.

    Nearly 9 out of 10 moms said they sacrificed buying something for themselves in order to keep buying nice things for their kids.

    And guys, listen up: If you think this isn’t your problem, think again. One in four moms said they’re having less sex with their partners as a result of the economic stress.

    Can you hear me now?

    But don’t worry, MomLogic.com, a Web site for moms to swap stories and get advice, has put together a Recession Survival Guide to help moms get through the slump.

    Among their survival tips:

    Tag-Team Shop. Shop at Costco [COST 45.1012 -0.5488 (-1.2%) ], Sam’s [WMT 49.135 -0.895 (-1.79%) ] or other wholesale clubs with friends to split bulk items and save money.
    Start a Neighborhood Walk Party. Take turns with neighbors, watching their kids while they walk and vice versa. If you feel better physically, it will help you feel better emotionally.
    Date-Night Swap. Apply the same concept to date night: Avoid babysitter fees by taking turns watching the neighbors' kids so all of you can get some much-needed alone time with your spouse.
    Start a Summer Camp. Enlist four or more other parents to start a “summer camp,” where each of you takes a turn watching the kids one day a week. It’s a win-win: The kids get to be with their friends and you save money. Plus, you have four other days to get stuff done!
    For everyone else in the family, maybe it’s time to start helping mom out a little more. Would it kill you to take out the garbage or clean the bathroom once in a while?

    And kids, talk to your parents about drugs. If you don’t, their friends will. Or worse, that guy on the corner.

    Mom, we love you. You know we only want what’s best for you. I just have one question: Where did you learn how to play craps?!

    Calling All Funny People:

    Sick of "green shoots?" Me, too! We've got to come up with a better term. Send your suggestions to ponyblog@cnbc.com. We'll publish the best ones this week and vote on them. Read my initial rant on green shoots to get you going. Ready ... Aim ... Shoot!
  2. CET


    Maybe the title of the thread should be "Who is your wife doing right now?".:D

    Actually, that would be a form of gambling.:eek:
  3. CET


    And another thing, the only green shoots I see are on the Obama chia pet.
  4. zdreg


    "nd guys, listen up: If you think this isn't your problem, think again. One in four moms said they're having less sex with their partners as a result of the economic stress.

    don't worry the teenage delivery boy (omar) is taking care of your wife's needs.or maybe it is certain daytraders who call it quits by noon everyday.
  5. sound like deese women need to start trickin, yo. they ain't call it da oldest profession fo nuthin
  6. MoE22


    I think the article comes across as though women blame their husbands or blame someone else on the current job recession even if it was or is their own fault. I think women are finding out that this recession is hitting everyone hard for both women and men. What I don't understand is why women like to gamble in this recession? I mean you lost a job and it totally makes since to save your money, live on a tight budget, within your means and don’t go throw your money away and spend foolishly. I also think it goes both ways in this recession or any recession I think both men and women hold back on sex because both men and women are highly stressed out about finding a job and that’s all people can think about at this time.
  7. NYC212


  8. Illum


    "What is YOUR Wife Doing Right Now?"

    Eating... sigh
  9. pspr


    What if you and your wife are fudge packers? Does that count?
    #10     May 14, 2009