The Wall Street Journal's story from Saturday about how wealthy New Yorkers have curbed their spending in light of recent events has what might be the best lede ever:
A nose job in a hospital with a private nurse in attendance had been something of a rite of passage for Joan Asher's children. But when her fourth and last child was ready for her own rhinoplasty recently, Ms. Asher asked her to postpone it.
The financial markets were simply more out of whack than her 16-year-old's proboscis.
Amazingly, it gets better from there. [WSJ]