How the Economic Crisis is affecting Japan

Friday, 7 November 2008 14:22 by The Lunatic

 

A friend sent this to me  a few weeks ago - I'm not sure who the original author is ...

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Following the problems in the financial sector in the US, uncertainty has now hit Japan.

In the last 7 days the Origami Bank has folded, the Sumo Bank has gone belly up after an “overweight” rating by analysts, and the Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches.  Yesterday, it was announced that the Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song, while today’s shares in the Kamikaze Bank were in a sharp nose-dive.

While Samurai Bank is soldiering on following sharp cuts, the Ninja Bank is reported to have taken a hit but they remain in the black.

Furthermore, 500 staff at Karate Bank got the chop and analysts report that there is something fishy going on at the Sushi Bank where it is feared that customers may get a raw deal.

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I was at Union Station last weekend and saw a great shirt in a gift shop.  Had a picture of a wall street banking CEO behind a desk and a caption underneath that said “I went to Washington D.C. hoping to come home with $600 billion but all I got was this lousy T-Shirt”

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One more ... 

I had a bunch of Canadian dollars I needed to exchange, so I went to the Currency exchange window at the local bank in San Francisco.  It was a short line - just one lady in front of me, an Asian lady who was trying to exchange yen for dollars and she was a little irritated.
 
She asked the teller, “Why it change? Yesteday, I get two hunat dolla fo yen.  Today I get hunat eighty? Why it change?”
 
The teller shrugged his shoulders and said, “Fluctuations.”
 
The Asian lady appeared a little steamed.  She put her face right up to the teller and says, “Fluc you white people, too!”


 

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