Commenting at the Westmorland Gazette, a Mr Douglas asks:
"Why are people panicking? Their money is safe, just listen to the news casts and experts. Their actions will only cause more problems. Northern Rock aren't the only bank to have a loan off the Bank Of England recently. People really need to wake up and stop being so gullible."
But it's not only in Kendal they're panicking. They're at it everywhere from Edinburgh to London, and all over that thing they call "the markets". How exciting. I'm learning more about subprimes and the global credit squeeze every day, albeit starting from a shockingly low base.