Shop before we drop

I bought Apple stock today (and, of course, dark touch that I have, it immediately went down a dollar). I figure it’s the patriotic thing to do. George Bush told us to go shopping after 9/11. Now it’s time to call the broker. (I called mine and, boy, did he sound depressed.)

  • It’s a bit like being lowered down a long vertical cliff on a rope in a thick fog.

    You’ve cut the rope (when you metaphorically buy the shares) and you’ve just got to hope you’re close enough to the ground not to die.

  • SteveSgt

    My perspective on this was well put by author and humorist Douglas Adams:
    “This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.”

  • invitedmedia

    you still have a live broker?

    i thought you only found those in a museum these days.

  • Garrett

    Why not Google?