So Im shooting the breeze with a couple LCO's the other day at my dealers shop, and the "R" word came up. Obviously, after the state of the union address people have been talking about it. I brought up the fact that a recession concerns me alot! Thats when a fellow LCO chimes in and says "A recession will only affect your business if you let it." Understand that I know this guys has only been in business for a few years, so it's not as if he would even know what its like, and nor would I. But I thought that comment was interesting, and rather careless! Because, unless you live in Willy Wonkaville the recession will affect you one way or another, and I guess I was taken aback by the care-free attitude. Im not one that walks around all the time like its the end of the world, but the housing market is in a state of collapse, we have rising energy costs and have you checked how much a gallon of milk costs these days?? Are cows on strike!? The bottom line is....consumption is down, and if you think thats all in your head then ya might be living in LA LA land. People are starting to nickle and dime because they are nervous, and that DOES affect business. I guess what my point is...be careful...spend WISELY, and while a positive attitude is great....don't try and fool yourself like that guy in the shop!