Two years ago this month the inevitable happened. The world economy collapsed. As I prepare this year to go forward from October through December I can’t help but look back on the last two years and remember everything that happened.
For me, the recession really started the first week of October, 2008. DHL, the worldwide delivery company, decided to pull out of the domestic delivery business in the fall of that year. The summer of 2008 was when gasoline went up to $4 and $5 a gallon at the same time the shipping business was falling off the proverbial cliff. The company that handled my shipping switched me from DHL to UPS. A seemingly routine activity, but it was this move that caused me to remember exactly when “it” happened.