Thursday, October 16, 2008

Unfinished business

WaMu office at 164th St. and Bothell Everett Highway in Mill Creek, WA.

A guy got out of the the car shown on the right and went to the ATM at the WaMu office. To get some cash I suppose. I didn't think much about that when I was hurrying to sketch this from inside the car a few days ago while Michelle ran into the store to buy something. But now, after another crash in the markets and having just watched the last of the presidential debates between Obama and McCain, I can't help but think about the economy and how such a trivial thing like going to the ATM is something I should be grateful for. I hope the next four years Obama will get the chance to fix things around here a little bit.

[ Un hombre se bajó del coche que sale a la derecha en el dibujo y fue al cajero automático de esta oficina del banco WaMu. A sacar dinero supongo. No le di mucha importancia a eso el otro día cuando me apresuraba a dibujar desde el coche mientras Michelle estaba en la tienda haciendo unas compras. Pero ahora, después de otro día desastroso en la bolsa y después de ver el último debate entre Obama y McCain, estoy pensando en la economía y en el hecho de que algo tan rutinario como ir al cajero automático es algo de lo que estar agradecido. Espero que en los próximos cuatro años Obama tenga la oportunidad de arreglar un poco las cosas por aquí. ]


  1. Anonymous5:19 AM

    I hate to burst your bubble, but one man can not fix this mess this country is in. We live in a democracy, not a dictatorship.

  2. Oh, let's not get heated in the comments here. Obama is obviously the hopeful one for the US economy: the republican administration had 8 years to prove themselves and failed miserably on their last test (bailout program voting).
    Watched the debates as well today, and then compared them to the youtube excerpts from Nixon-Kennedy debates, those old timers touched so much more intelligent topics it seemed.