We've all heard about the financial crisis, but I finally understood how serious it is when.... 12. CEO's are now playing miniature golf. 11. I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail. 10. I went to buy a toaster oven and they gave me a bank.. 9. Hot wheels and Matchbox car companies are now trading higher than GM in the stock market. 8. Obama met with small businesses - GE, Pfizer, Chrysler, Citigroup and GM, to discuss the Stimulus Package. 7. McDonalds is selling the 1/4 ouncer. 6 People in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and are learning their children's names. 5. The most highly-paid job is now jury duty. 4.. People in Africa are donating money to Americans. 3. Motel Six won't leave the lights on. 2. The Mafia is laying off judges. And my most favorite indicator of all. 1. If the bank returns your check marked as "insufficient funds," you have to call them and ask if they meant you or or them.