When you see the Chancellor saying that it is going to be a choppy recovery your head dips that little bit because you know that in October the spending cuts will be detailed, January VAT will rise and the bad news potentially will keep coming in dribs and dabs.
Okay so we all need to be realistic and hear these things but there was so much hard medicine for us all to swallow in the emergency Budget that what we all need now are more positive messages.
Confidence is a strange commodity and if George Osborne and his friends are not careful they will give it one dent too many and the feared double dip that many people are almost obsessed about will come into being.
Come on George and co talk things up a bit.
This was first published in August 2010