Times were tough in our office, and raises were a tough thing to come
by. During review time, we were discussing personal finances with the
VP of our company, and noted how it is tough to make ends meet
now-a-days. He chimed in with, “I know what you mean. I had to tell
my pool boy not to come by a few times because I just didn’t have the
money to pay him.” Not all of the people he was talking to owned a
house, not to mention one with a pool.