On Thursday, 25 September 2008, it was announced that the government had seized Washington Mutual and was selling off its assets. I went into my regular coffee shop and mentioned the big news to the fellow behind the counter. A young woman who had been speaking with him exclaimed, "So that's what the text message was about!" She had been asked to come in early to her job on Friday in case people wished to close their accounts and open bank accounts elsewhere.
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Photo taken in Central Business District, Seattle, WA, USA
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