Today has been awful and rainy and altogether too wet. In that spirit, I present to you a classic children’s tale, updated for modern times…
The eensy-weensy spider went up the waterspout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain….
No, wait. The sun, seeing how hopeless the task was, just went right back in again.
Meanwhile, the eensy-weensy spider, suddenly in possession of a great deal of marshland, parceled it all up and sold it, making a fortune on securitized credit swap derivatives before the bottom of the market fell out, and retired to Aruba where he would no longer have to put up with this nonsense.