One day it is Fanny May, the next day Freddie Mac. As the economic pendulum slides, so do mood swings.
Gas prices, foreclosures, bankrupt banks: some shrug it off.
"It's a part of life. You just go with it. Go with a smile," one man said.
Others take it personally; call it sleepless in America.
"I'm going to be losing sleep, I'm sure, and I am irritable, yes," another man told us.
What about Phil Gramm, the McCain aide, who says we are all a bunch of whiners?
"For the average man, I think that there's some justified whining," he said.
He adds who can call it whining if you are losing your home?