I visited the east coast last week. I had gone to NYC last Tuesday noon. In a fit of enthusiasm, I decided to get an aerial view of New York from the Empire State building observatory. Unfortunately for me, about half the population of the United States had decided to spend their day likewise too.
After spending 2 hours in a serpentine queue to ultimately spend 10 minutes at the top looking around, I have finally figured out why the US economy is not picking up at as fast a rate as it should be. It is simple enough. If most people in the US spend weekdays standing in queues to get to the top of the Empire state building instead of working and earning dollars to spend, how will the economy ever pick up?