Why do people hype up this financial "crisis" to be worse than it really is?

Despite this "horrible economic crisis", for some reason I still have to fight for a parking spot at Wal-mart on a Saturday afternoon, I still have to wait 2 hours to get a table at a restaurant on a Friday night, and I still have to fight my way through an over crowded mall. For such a huge financial... show more Despite this "horrible economic crisis", for some reason I still have to fight for a parking spot at Wal-mart on a Saturday afternoon, I still have to wait 2 hours to get a table at a restaurant on a Friday night, and I still have to fight my way through an over crowded mall.

For such a huge financial crisis, People sure do seem like they still have a huge amount of money to spend.
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