Lots of poor souls

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According to the news this evening it is now official. The rate of unemployment has never been this high since twenty years ago. That is about the time when I first started living here of all places. But the bad news does not stop there. The experts predict that the unemployment rate will continue to rise steadily for the next half year or so. The prognoses is the worst for Information Technology (hey that's me) and the best for the health sector (hey that's my wife). Now imagine the war with Iraq breaking out and the effect this will have on the European economy and unemployment. Try to remain positive? Hang on tight, we're headed for rough seas. I hope I do not get too sea-sick this time around.


Why, that sounds like a grand idea! Going to sea. There's a sailor in all of us.

Grab your sealegs and find that job (at sea).

Can I be in charge of the jib? I know how to sail on a lake but not in the ocean, how's that for a metaphore?

The jib? Had to look up that term first, but okay you can join my adventure also. Your sea-legs are sturdier than mine. All on board!

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