Pat Oliphant for March 27, 2007
Man: We're hard-working folks who got over-extended and can't keep up our house payments anymore. As our lender, could you give us any help? Clerk: Oh sure! Just pick which shell the pea is under, and you're a winner! Man: This one. Clerk: Sorry! You lose! I keep the house and your money. Tough luck! man: But it's all we have! There was a rising market! YOu made us the loan! How can this happen?? Woman: Sob. Man: Shhh. Clerk: It happens! So sue the regulators (as if they care). Punk: American Dream 101.