But it should be fun too!
This is embedded in the tagline for the CU: to make the Caribbean a better place to live, work and play.
In this vein, we present these Financial Crisis Jokes:
Q: How do you define optimism?
A: A banker who irons five shirts on a Sunday.
Q: What’s the difference between a banker and a large pizza?
A: The pizza can still feed a family of four.
As a surprise, a chief exec’s wife pops by his office. She finds him in an unorthodox position, with his secretary sitting in his lap. Without hesitation, he starts dictating: ‘. . . and in conclusion, gentlemen, credit crunch or no credit crunch, I cannot continue to operate this office with just one chair.’
Q: Why have real estate agents stopped looking out of the window in the morning?
A: Because otherwise they’d have nothing to do in the afternoon.
Q: What do you call five hedge fund managers at the bottom of the ocean?
A: A good start.
Q: What’s the difference between an investment banker and a pigeon?
A: The pigeon is still capable of putting down a deposit on a new Ferrari.
The credit crunch has helped me get back on my feet. The car’s been repossessed.
Q: What do you say to a hedge fund manager who can’t sell anything?
A: Quarter-pounder with fries, please.
Overheard in a NYC bar: ‘This credit crunch is worse than a divorce. I’ve lost half my net worth and I still have a wife.’
The bank returned a check to me this morning, stamped: ‘insufficient funds.’ Is it them or me?
A director decided to award a prize of $100 for the best idea of saving the company money during the credit crunch. It was won by a young executive who suggested reducing the prize money to $50.
Q: What’s the capital of Iceland?
A: About $3.50.
A man went to his bank manager and said: ‘I’d like to start a small business. How do I go about it?’ ‘Simple,’ said the bank manager. ‘Buy a big one and wait.’
Money talks. Trouble is, mine knows only one word: ‘Goodbye.’
A young man asked an elderly rich man how he made his money. ‘Well, son, it was 1932. The depth of the Great Depression. I was down to my last penny, so I invested that penny in an apple. I spent the entire day polishing the apple and, at the end of the day, I sold that apple for ten pennies. ‘The next morning I bought two apples, spent the day polishing them and sold them for 20 pennies. I continued this for a month, by which time I’d accumulated a fortune of $1.37. ‘Then my wife’s father died and left us $2 million.’
Q: What have an Icelandic bank and an Icelandic streaker got in common?
A: They both have frozen assets.
A reporter asked President Bush about his thoughts on the credit crunch. “Credit Crunch is ok”, he retorted, “but I really like Coco Puffs”.
If you don’t eat out as often as you used to it’s a recession. If you find yourself eating out more often, only it’s out of dumpsters, it’s a depression.
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