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Hooooly Crap!

December 6th, 2006 (11:22 am)

current location: BRADY
current mood: Yay! Boo...
current song: Wilco

So I'm sitting in my Populations and Ecology class, eating a bagel, listening to discussion, no big whoop. My prof is big on conspicuous consumption and how we all just consume all the time and how we're basically going to hell for it. Anyway, he brings up Black Friday and asks if anyone participated in it. Not surprisingly, the trendy-looking blonde in the front row shoots her hand up. He asked her how much she spent, she enthusiastically replys, "Only about $3,000, I shopped for 16 hours that day. But my aunt spent five grand." I almost choked on my bagel. Holy crap man! What the hell are you buying to spend 3 grand in one day? I mean seriously, I'm no stranger to binge buying but this girl was mind boggling. The worst part was, she seemed so proud of the fact that she spent so much money. Everyone in class, including myself were just amazed and disgusted all at the same time. She explained that she did a lot of shopping for other people, but mostly for herself, because no other time during the year can she find such deals. Ugh, it made me ill thinking about it. I can't say that if I came into money I would not do such things, but it seems a bit ridiculous to spend that much. I can't even imagine what I would do with three grand. Sometimes it's mind boggling how people spend their money and time.


Posted by: kristina (supercoolk)
Posted at: December 7th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)

i also just choked... only on a metaphorical bagel. but it still hurt just as much... i imagine.

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