Overconsumption

30 10 2011

This was my shopping list for Saturday:

  • Car
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Coffee grinder
  • Microwave
  • Blow dryer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Running Shoes
I bought everything but the car and the running shoes in about 35 minutes at one store, then paid with a debit card. No muss, no fuss. It felt like one of those old game shows where they gave contestants $1,000 and 60 seconds to fill their shopping cart.
I probably have a lot in common with people who are in a witness protection program; one day they’re in their nice, comfortable home with a full junk drawer and wheezing coffee maker, the next thing they know they’re living out of a duffel bag and wishing for clean socks.
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3 responses

31 10 2011
Art Vandelay

I can speak from experience that owning the right toaster can give life a sense of direction.

I hope you chose the correct one. 🙂

31 10 2011
Mollyavalon

Will it all be delivered in one fell swoop so you can take a photo? The mental image is great. Especially the shoes, the only analog item.

31 10 2011
Bedhead

Now see, if you’d bought the running shoes first, you could have literally run through the store throwing the other stuff into your cart 🙂

Great mental image of the stack of appliances on the living room floor and another larger one of packaging and instruction booklets next to it.

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