Sunday, January 11, 2009

Movie Stars and economics.

I am watching the Oscars this evening and am laughing at the mention of "these difficult economic times". My first thought is really? I mean seriously, what difficult times are they facing? Are they in danger of getting fired or laid off from their job because the company they work for is going under? Are their insurance deductibles going up in an effort for their company to cut costs? Are they shopping at non-designer stores to cut back?

It kills me that they have the audacity to talk about these troubling times when they are making millions of dollars and buying purses that cost upwards of $3,000. Forgive me if I fail to feel sorry for them.

I have been lucky not to have been hit by the economic crisis as of yet. Working in a doctors office kind of ensures that you will always have a job. Though my job is safe, there are so many others who are feeling less secure. I listened to a co-worker's spouse talk about his experience of having to say goodbye to colleagues whom he counted as friends. On the one hand you are grateful to still have a job, but feel bad for a friend who has to go home and tell his/her family that they may have to sell their house. What a devastating day that would be.

So when I hear celebrities talking about how they are feeling the pain of the economic crisis I get cranky.

8 comments:

hyker said...

Amen.

jillicious said...

amen and AMEN!

Christine DeLapp said...

Hey, here is one more hit, 1501. I think your thoughtful reflections are more important than the numbers. I, in retirement, nowhave time to join the modern world of blogs and etc and am loving it. Love your book list, commentary and pictures. Keep it up

mooney said...

Thanks. I am so excited to have you join the ranks. Are you planning to have your own blog?

Jeanna said...

Now Dawn...you never know... Maybe the purse budget was cut from $5000 to $3000. That is a serious blow to a girl's hollywood glam life!

Puh-leez! Yes, Hollywood is suffering, from MORAL bankruptcy!

mooney said...

Lol! So true!

Anonymous said...

I agree mostly.

Yes, it is bad form to comment on the woes of the economic crisis while standing there in a beautiful Elie Saab gown, stunning Manolo's, and sparkling Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. (hmmm...must be nice)

But I say, if you got it work it and who care what anyone else thinks! I personally wouldn't turn my nose up at a multi-million dollar pay check if I could earn it by crying on cue and looking good while I cried. LOL! :) ~Lucy

mooney said...

Yeah, I wouldn't say no to that either. Hmm...maybe a new career for us both. :)