Friday, November 28, 2008

Some People Just Don't Get It

I ran across THIS article on Black Friday shopping today. As I was reading the typical sob stories, something about it jumped out at me. Here it is:

"I have never slept here before to save a few bucks, but with the economy so bad I thought that even a few dollars helps," said Analita Garcia of Falls Church, Va., who arrived at a local Best Buy store at 7 a.m. Thursday with 10 family members.

She bought a Dynax LCD 32-inch TV for $400, slashed from $500, along with an iPod and several DVDs.

"This year a lot of people I know won't be getting Christmas presents. I have to pay the rent and bills, and I have two little ones at home to think of," Garcia added

iPods? several DVDs? A 32-inch LCD TV? What the heck does your shopping list have on it during UP years?

Hey Analita, here's a newsflash... are you ready? Here it comes...


If you have rent to pay and kids to take care of, don't buy frivolous junk. No one ever died from a lack of DVDs. You can save a heck of a lot of money if you stay home and play with your kids. Whatever TV you have right now is fine. Heck, even if you don't have a TV, you aren't really missing anything.

How about saving some of your money and just living with what you've already got? Nawwww... that's no fun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know, "How much wood WOULD a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" You tell me...When did you learn Latin?