Friday, September 23, 2011

Bankruptcy III


The longest 3 weeks of my life.
Now I can sleep again.

I'll allow another week for anybody to guess what the strife was.


Jim C said...


Boy on a bike said...

Something to do with tax?

kae said...

That's great news, Steve.

I know someone who declared bankruptcy when K-Mart came to town and put her Kid's clothing business out of business in the late 80s, early 90s - $30K sent her under.

I know someone else who declared bankruptcy for $3K, which was pretty silly as they had a tertiary education and a good job.

Mine Host said... ah... perhaps this is the place to restate that:
My situation is not completely unique.
But it is not faced by anybody south of 23 degrees latitude.
Nobody has yet guessed what has gone wrong.
One of the difficulties has been that lobby groups in Canberra refuse to believe what has happened, & state that it is not possible.
There is no one person responsible, it could happen to anybody who has their business tied up in a tangible compact asset (like a pub).
It is not even an event (like a natural disaster, or closure of a nearby military base full of customers) & realisation of it crept up in only a few short days beforehand.

JeffS said...

I'm glad to hear that the crisis is averted, but I have absolutely no idea as to what caused it.

So I'll just sit back and wait for the next installment of this exciting series!

Skeeter said...

Mine Host, are we allowed to ask questions that bring a Yes or No answer from you?

Is the Tropic of Capricorn significant?

Michael said...

Definitely Capricorn related.... combined with axial tilt and Milankovitch cycles has caused some microbe in beer to re-ferment in the keg causing all your beer to taste like Grapella.

richard mcenroe said...

Your Antipodean edition of TurboTax forgot the international dateline and you filed late...

Michael said...

Actually, semi serious guess now..... a special type of virulent tropical termites has started a nest underneath the floorboards?

If so, might I suggest you peruse Termites_as_a_source_of_energy?

kae said...

Bung in some flavouring and call it cider.
Works in Brisbane...

MC said...

Is it related to an invasion of cane toads?

Mine Host said...

Skeeter is thinking in the right direction.
The Tropic of Capricorn is not relvant as such.

But were I in central NSW, or in Victoria, SA, or Tas, this would not have happened.

RebeccaH said...

Um... An illegal alien washed up on your doorstep, and you gave him a job.

Sorry, that's all I can think of.