Friday, March 19, 2010

We Don't Have Internet Anymore

...but my cell has internet so it's ok. I didn't think I could cuz of how lo-tech the browser is but here I am!

Right now I'm at this multi-level marketing party thing where they sell tacky home decor. I'm here but I don't like it. If you go and watch "The Story of Stuff" (it's in my sidebar), you'll understand why I'm so danged irritated. People come here, they buy the dishes, candle holders, framed pictures, baskets, potpourri, statuettes...all of it tacky and overpriced; none of them worth the unsustainable practices they support. It's not that I don't understand buying things that aren't earth-friendly, it's that I don't understand paying so much for things you don't need, won't last, aren't pleasing to the eye, and will just end up in some landfill somewhere.

It epitomizes everything I hate about the consumer society we live in. You should buy it cuz you need it, not cuz it appeals to your inner shopaholic!!! Grrr!

1 comment:

~Tonia said...

I agree! I dont buy things of this nature anymore.. I will say I have in the past but saw that it wasnt worth it and now would rather have something handmade or real art work...