As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the world, the toll isn't just human lives, but also a world economy that has almost ground to a halt.
However, as life finds a way through these tough times, netizens have prepared to embrace the impending recession with humor. A few jokes, detailing the hard times ahead, have been circulating on the Internet.
Common among them is a series that starts with, "The economy is so bad that…." The opener is followed by one-liners that describe the terrible condition of the economy through soliloquy and hilarity.
Here are a few:
The economy is so bad that...
My neighbor got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
CEOs are now playing miniature golf.
Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.
I saw a Mormon with only one wife.
McDonald's is selling the 1/4 ouncer.
Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America.
Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.
A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.
A picture is now only worth 200 words.
When Bill and Hillary Clinton travel together, they now have to share a room.
The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates.
Lastly - "I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, social security, retirement funds, etc. I called the suicide hotline and got a call center in Afghanistan. When I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck."
Revered American author Mark Twain said that humor is mankind's greatest blessing. Hopefully it will help humanity to hold the helm strong and trudge through these terrible times.