Obama walks into a bar and decides to have a drink. He bumps into a underemployed construction worker, a welder who just got laid off, and an electrical contractor struggling to keep his employees all sitting around commiserating. The president decides to sit with the men and ask them about how the country is doing. Soon enough, the subject turns to the economy and how work is really hard to come by these days.
Each laborer takes turns telling a story about how tough it is to find new work. Everyone ends on a chipper note of optimism, but then turns to Obama and frowns a little bit.
Obama looks around at the blue collar workers, perplexed by the upbeat attitude followed by sourness and asks them in bewilderment, “The economy is in a rough patch and you’re all barely scraping by, but you guys seem so happy? So why are you guys frowning at me?”
They all look at each other nervously before the construction worker leans over to the commander in chief, and says, “It’s easy Mr. President, we drink beers here because people get jobs and people lose jobs all the time.”
He takes a drink of beer and chortles, “We’ll all be okay because we’ve learned highly valuable trade skills that will always keep us in demand… well, except you.”