All the time back in India when I was reading news about US companies laying-off employees, some filing bankruptcy, government bailing-out some, I was sad, but it was not so disheartening. Looking at things from a distance, you just feel sorry and then get on with it.
The first day here in US, I happened to go the Circuit City. The store had a "Store Closing Sale" board hanging outside. When I went it, I suddenly felt sick, my heart went so low, literally this was a shock!! I felt really pathetic about it!
I intend to write again when I find time, how life seems to be changing in the US, and how sad I really felt about things I have seen or heard so far.