It’s a good thing this didn’t happen in the U.S., or else our Congress would have bailed them out with our money on the grounds that the company is “too elegant to fail”:

Waterford Wedgwood, the maker of classic china and crystal, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday after attempts to restructure the struggling business or find a buyer failed.

I knew something was wrong, because last night I was having some wine, and when I ran my finger around the top of the Waterford glass, it played TAPS.

::rim shot::

Thank you. Have a safe drive home and be sure to tip your wait staff.

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