When I first organised to go to Japan, a few months back, I checked the exchange rate. The $AUD was worth around 100 Yen. Nice and simple for working out exchange rates etc. I never thought about it again until the other day – at the gym, I noticed the financial crap on the telly screen. The freaken $AUD is now only worth 80 Yen. It’s like someone has gone to my bank account and stolen 20% of my savings!
You know, after studying business and all that economics crud at uni, I should understand this stuff but really I don’t. How come our money is now so worthless? And, more importantly, is it going to go up again? I need to know.
Is it because Kevin Rudd kept gallivanting over to Japan earlier in the year and needed lots of yen but now he doesn’t care? Just because K-Rudd has all his Hello Kitty merchandise, doesn’t mean the rest of us don’t need to buy it. Speaking of Kevin Rudd and Hello Kitty – don’t you think if he put a bow in his hair, the resemblance would be uncanny? Yikes, maybe he’s been replaced by Hello Kitty and no one’s noticed! It’s all an evil plot, I tell ya!