Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Being All About Aspirations.

I went to a garden centre today to get a bag of gravel, and had a good look round while I was there. I was amazed at how many expensive nick-nacks there are (most of them a bit tacky in my view) to give prosperous people something to spend their money on so as to make their garden an extension of the living room. £1400 for a garden table, for example. £1400 is about what it costs to keep a fire burning in the grate on winter nights – for twenty years.

That’s what life-for-lifestyle is about though, isn’t it? Spend for the sake of spending. It’s what separates the worthy, successful people from the failures like me.

2 comments:

Sara said...

Wild, eh? And by wild, I mean totally gross. Folks' priorities are ass-backwards.

Thanks for the comment on my most recent post. It was wonderful.

JJ Beazley said...

Was it? Oh, good. I always tell the truth at that time of night.