Friday, November 25, 2005

KEEP IT* IN YOUR PANTS

In other words do as I say -- Stay out of the stores today and say no to consumerism.









Don't do as I did* on International Buy Nothing Day (and drop $10 at the Food Whole on comfort food to cook this weekend).

At least I didn't make Sam Walton's heirs any richer today.



Now, if we could only get people behind Say Nothing Day, Do Nothing Day, Do as I Say Not As I Do Day, and Oh Dee Do Da Day.



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*"It" = your wallet

**Actually ever since I heard about Buy Nothing Day back in the last century, I've tried to spend nothing at least one day a week (this week it was Thursday, OK?). It's a somewhat disciplined practice that really makes you think about the way you spend.....

If that doesn't work, try this 1997 list given to shoppers by a Seattle BND group:

-Do I need it?
-How many do I already have?
-How much will I use it?
-How long will it last?
-Could I borrow it from Tommy (ie; a friend or family member)?
-Can I do without it?
-Am I able to clean, lubricate and/or maintain it myself?
-Am I willing to?
-Will I be able to repair it?
-Have I researched it to get the best quality for the best price?
-How will I dispose of it when I'm done using it?
-Are the resources that went into it renewable or non-renewable?
-Is it made or recycled materials, and is it recyclable?
-Is there anything that I already own that I could substitute for it?



Once you've exhausted the list of questions (LUBRICATE it??) you'll be so tired you won't want the thing anymore anyway.

2 comments:

  1. nice beard...

    deathbymuffins.blogspot.com

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  2. dreyfuss9:00 AM

    You will be happy to know I spent not one thin dime on Friday.
    As a matter of fact I never left the haus.
    I did however trade a few stocks on Friday, a thinly traded 1/2 day as most wall street punters took the day off.

    You should have posted the pics of dumb fuks who trampled their fellow early bird shoppers early on Friday morning.

    I believe our society is well on he way to becoming completely morally bankrupt.

    Oh, and those shoppers are little more than giant herds of sheep, except they have credit at their disposal.

    Also, those freegan new age hipsters are all over the news now>
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1891251,00.html

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