I am proud to announce that I bought nothing – zippo! – yesterday. And I find myself wondering how many folks bought some ridiculously expensive thing at a microscopically reduced price and then discovered that they had bought a stercus blivet.
For those who are unfamiliar with that last thing, a blivet is a topologically complex container that is considerably more capacious than it appears. For example, a quart blivet can handily contain several gallons of contents. Which are stercus, in this case, and if you don’t know what that is, you’ll find out about Thanksgiving stercus in a day or two on the porcelain stool.
Which is another thing to be unthankful for, in addition to a piece of overrated techno-rubbish that you are now stuck with.
I also read an amusing article about the demise of brick and mortar chain stores. Galgenhumor, IMHO. After all, these chains killed off the Mom and Pop stores and now perhaps are gaining their just dues. I have hopes, probably ill conceived, that when the malls and chain stores whiter away, the Mom and Pop stores may come back. After all, in my life I have seen the change and can in my senility hope for a past time.
I am not sure about buying groceries over the internet. What kind of ways can they not ruin fruit? Not that we are going to have much fruit courtesy of capitalists and Pols causing global climate change collapse. The question I keep posing is will whatever succeeds us as the dominant species on Tellus appreciate the money we leave behind?
And the bones and piles of rust?
But I cannot condemn those Bubba Bargain Seekers too much. So long as they are distracted they don’t have to think about how their grandchildren are likely the last humans.