Government Shut-down Blues

Cleveland Park Liquors is almost empty, and it’s a Saturday! Where are you, people?

Usually neighborhood stores are crowded  when catastrophe looms; everybody stockpiles on toilet paper and canned goods, but that’s for blizzards and hurricanes, not Government Shut-downs .

Washington definition of blizzard is four inches of snow.

Government shutdowns, on the other-hand, well this one looks like the real thing so no one’s buying anything they don’t absolutely need.    Good bye Johnny Walker, hello Jim Beam for starters.

“Where’s my Southern Comfort?” Memphis Earlene growls.

“Hard choices had to be made,” I tell her.angst



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