New York City residents are being invited to say goodbye to their bad memories of 2008 and the financial meltdown by shredding their worthless stock certificates and depressing bank statements. Sunday was the second annual Good Riddance Day.
Organisers of the city’s New Year’s Eve party are setting up shredders at the northern end of Times Square. Participants looking to make clean starts to 2009 also can shred photos of their cheating fiancés.
A sledgehammer is being provided to those who would prefer to have their lingering 2008 memories smashed to pieces. Last year, people smashed their annoying cell phones and shredded lousy report cards. — AP