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October 30, 2008

美国人啊美国人

by serenq
刚才刷新信箱,出来一封信。信里说学校的计算机系统出了点问题,本来应该31号(明天)到帐的生活费要到3号才能到,也就是说,晚了三天。接下来,这封信热忱的说:

If this delay causes financial hardship, the Financial Aid Office provides a onetime emergency loan
for grad students. There is a  $20.00 loan processing fee and the maximum loan amount is $1000. It
takes up to two days to process the check. The office is closed on weekends, but if you go in early
today there is a good chance a check could be available for pick-up only, by 3 PM tomorrow.

莫非没了这1000块钱,这个周末真要饿死几个可怜的grad student?倒也不是不可能。又是鬼节,没准真有厉鬼讨债。
半年多以前听收音机里说,十多年前,美国人人均存款是收入的11%,现在呢?0.5%!平均差不多为零了,有多少零下的?有零下多少的?

不crisis,才怪呢。

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