Economic reports just in show that the many of the nations therapists have suddenly lost millions of dollars.
One explanation favored by several economists is that this therapeutic downturn is a direct result of the Chicago Cubs winning the world series.
We have decided to investigate this particular angle and have sent our reporter in the street, Roy Hobbes, to investigate the possibility. Roy:
“Roy Hobbes here, I am on the streets of Chicago trying the get the pulse of the citizens in this city. I am particularly interested in the general mental well being of Chicago Cub fans. Here comes one now.”
“You sir are obviously a Cub fan can I ask you a question?”
“Uh, what makes you think I’m a Cubs fan?”
“Well, you’re wearing a Cubs hat.”
“Oh that, yea well I’m actually a White Sox fan but it’s more socially acceptable to be a Cubs fan.”
“Love the loyalty.”
“What was that Roy?”
“Nothing , have a nice day sir.”
“You young man, can I have a word with you .”
“Are you a Cub fan?”
“Uh, yea, I’m wearing a Cubs cap, Cubs jacket and I have a Cubs tattoo on my face. What was your first clue?”
“Well, you just never know now do you? Can I ask you a few questions?”
“So sir ..”
“You can call me Joe”
“Ok. Joe, how are you feeling these days?”
“Well , a little hung over and my knee is a little swollen from dancing but other than that I feel great.”
“Good but how about your psychological well being. Any anxiety these days/“
“Why no. Why would I? The future is looking bright and I feel I can tackle anything. I even threw away the number to my Psychiatrist.”
“How did you feel before baseball season?”
“Well, if I look back I have to admit I was full of anxiety like a beauty queen with Donald Trump hanging around. I was constantly on the phone with my therapist.”
“And what do you suppose is the reason for your new found tranquility?”
“Why the sudden loss of a 108 year old burden of course.”
“But sir, you can’t be a day over 50.” “Ha, you flatter me but no I am talking about the number of years since the Cubs had won the world series don’t you know.”
“Why of course I know. I meant you yourself..oh never mind. Don’t you have more important things to worry about.”
“Oh you know the outcome of the recent election.”
“Oh, yea. Um, you do have a point. Excuse me….”
“Hey , Joe,” yelled Roy as Joe ran swiftly away.
“Where are you going?”
“To my garbage before its picked up. I think I can get my therapist’s number back!”
Ray watched as Joe became a small dot before he heard the screaming.
“Reminds me of an old party balloon,” thought Roy.
“Well, there you have it. Further proof that a career in therapy is recession proof. I am Roy Hobbes your reporter on the street signing off.” “
“Thanks Roy. Great to hear that you’re making sure that people don’t forget to worry. I think he’s in some kind of referral program with the APA. That reminds me, I need to give my therapist a call.”