Failing in My Responsibilities as an American Consumer
Interesting thing I was talking with my friend about earlier in the day: I think I’m pretty much maxed out on the consumer level. I was trying to think of anything I really wanted to get for myself these days — not something I need, like pants or dishwasher soap or whatever, but something I want — and I was coming up blanks across the board. And more to the point, the idea of buying more stuff for myself just doesn’t appeal to me at the moment, as in, I actually had the man, I already have too much crap thought when I thought about adding any more to my collection.
I feel a little bad about this, since I understand the US economy could use a little of me buying more crap I don’t need right about now — indeed, isn’t that the point of this “stimulus” package they just rammed through in Washington: To give folks a few hundred extra dollars with which to buy more crap? — but, you know, look: If there’s nothing I actually want to get, I’m not going shell out money just to get stuff. Rumor is, money’s kind of tight these days. Should be burying it in the backyard in jars and such.
So, anyway: Sorry, American economy, you’ll have to get along without my frivolous personal spending for at least a little while. Try to be strong. And focus more on those twentysomethings. I bet they still want crap.
How is your commercial wantiness these days? Better or worse than usual? Just curious. Maybe you took mine, after all.