As if you needed further proof that the economic recession is well under way (which you probably didn't), Hallmark is now offering greeting cards for the recently laid off. So the next time one of your friends loses their job, you can buy them a card, as well as a much-needed drink.
As for the cards themselves… well, nothing is more depressing than a picture of cartoon animals lining up at the unemployment office, and that's exactly what some of them feature. They also contain messages like "Don't think of it as losing your job. Think of it as a time out between stupid bosses." Stupid bosses notwithstanding (and what does a dog know of stupid bosses? Isn't its owner technically its boss?), the cards are apparently selling well, which is just another hallmark (see what I did there?) of the increasingly rough economic times.