An apt metaphor for the newspaper industry

Two things have been happening in our lives for several months and I just realized that one has been a metaphor for the other.

It took my dreaming of an overflowing toilet a few days ago to link the two.

So, our toilets started backing up this winter. The plumber told us it was time to clean out the septic.

Same exact time: My husband was told he — and everyone in his department — would have to reapply for their jobs. It was part of a reorganization, yet another attempt for a newspaper to save itself. Some, like him, had been in that newsroom for 30 years.– More.

Sooner or later, the toilet tank will run dry.