Recession Graph 4 – Bathtub

Optimism required here. Previous posts have called the shape of this recession and economic activity as flat lines off an ‘L’ or wonky lightning. An analyst from UBS sees an uptick. In 2011 or 2012.

Meantime, we’re on the slope of a bath going down to the plug hole. We’re skirting the bumps of the plughole… flat, drop, swirl, clunk up, swirl, clunk up, crawl out, gradual ascent, Olympic climb up the back and out.

And, with reference to my previous post – amazing what you can find on Flickr… dead cat in the bath:

Ted Goes Nuts in the Bathtub by Geoff Penn

And, for those who want to start to explore Flickr’s photo library… this might tickle you… on a bathtub theme… here. (Which reminds me of a funny internet etiquette story, because some guys recently employed a German student as an intern and she thanked them, giving them a Flickr reference which put her demure nature in a whole new light. Do they ask her to return next summer? Where do they put their eyes)!

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1 Response to “Recession Graph 4 – Bathtub”


  1. 1 Geoff P February 26, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Charlie,

    I recognise this particular euphemism for a recession – and the cat within it! When I last checked this morning, he was attempting to revitalise the furniture industry by clawing the daylights out of our sofa – he was definitely more alive than the economy!


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