After the recent repossessions on our street, we are seeing the recession in action in our neighbourhood:
Yesterday I met my neighbour at the pedestrian crossing. He’s lost his job so he and his wife are going to English lessons. He’s an Asian, who previously worked in Europe as a skilled parts machinist, but has been on a factory line here because his English isn’t as good as his other two or three languages.
I wonder how he and his wife are going to manage to pay their mortgage if he doesn’t get another job soon.