In Manhattan, the real estate ship has definitely turned and is leaving a wake behind. For the rest of the country, there doesn't seem to be more than a ripple.
I approach cashiers the way one might deal with a lunging vampire: with crossed forefingers and a clove of garlic. I know by the glint in their eye they are preparing to offer me another rewards card.
Just like the Network newscaster Howard Beale, Sheen felt unsupported and unappreciated by his network employer and lashed out. Beale had been coldly fired; Sheen felt he'd been dissed.