It will affect people in different ways

For many, it will mean losing pay. I don't mean the actual people in Congress, but people that work for the government in other capacities.

My sister in-law works in D.C. She's no politician, but she is off from work today and until they are called back. Kinda hard to pay a mortgage like that.

I'm sure there are many other instances of inconvenience with a government shutdown. I wonder how long this will last. It shouldn't happen at all.