Saturday, February 16, 2013

Musings on the acquisition of non-essential material goods (aka stuff)

Pringles would have you believe that "once you pop, you can't stop".  A simple and catchy marketing phrase; however, conceived with the intent of persuading mankind of the impending doom that awaits all who partake of said salty snack.  Spray-on-flavor-chips aside, it's hard not to resist the polished promises of gratification that saturate the airwaves.  As for me, I more easily succumb to guarantees of efficiency.  For example, there's always another kitchen gadget out there that can do the job quicker, easier and better.  If left unchecked, I could amass an exorbitant collection of culinary contraptions.  To my benefit, I am happily and blissfully married to a most loving and wise woman, and therefore comprehensively checked.  That's a good thing, because there's more to life than the next shiny thing.  #family  #peaceofmind


Jane said...

Perhaps we could start a co-op of the kitchen gadgets? I have a few (many) and I love them, but I don't use them every day.

Anonymous said...

The contractor who built our backyard deck in St. Louis once told me that the key to success for any job was the right tool. I think about what he said every time I attempt another repair job and wonder how much easier it would be if....
And I walk through Home Depot in awe and wonder.

Anonymous said...

February. FEBRUARY?!??!!
What? you lost your muse?
Chop! Chop!

Anonymous said...

YouHoo!! Love the gadgets thingy, but let's get on with it, shall we!
It's May. It's SPRING!
Some spring cleaning is called for here.
Clean up time.
Lost your mop? A good gadget to have, no?