Both of my cube neighbors got the axe. I tried to make them feel better by saying that I'm leaving the company too on Friday. Unfortunately, they won't make it to Friday.
They laughed halfheartedly when I told them that I'm being laid off. Then they said that at least I have my full-time job to look forward to in a few weeks. They both have nothing else to fall back on... except a semi-respectable severance package.