Although it’s becoming more of a distant memory, I still remember those halcyon days when during the dot-com boom, I would receive the latest stock market tips from the plumber who was helping us unclog our kitchen sink. No joke. He said he was making a killing with his Cisco stock. Well these days, the plumber has made an about face and no longer thinks he can retire early. And it’s a similar story with many others I’ve spoken with. Nobody’s buying the once beloved Cisco stock anymore, or much anything else, for that matter.