I was in need of some basic things to set up a portable site for this demotion and was driving around an area I did not know and saw a big red dot for a store called target. I figured they have to have what I need – and the idea of stepping inside a Walmart scares me. what I didn’t realize was how big and how much, “stuff” a target store has in it.
it was so large and filled with all kinds of “stuff” and a myriad of choices for the same item of, “stuff” that I got overwhelmed and walked up to a young lady working and asked, “where do I find..?
for the next item, I realized I was simply walking amid the aisle of stuff and saw her again, “excuse me, ma’am. What aisle is (insert item) located at?”
she would think and then point right or left...
this went on for 5 items I needed that were nothing complicated or fancy, things like soap and some laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc
“hi again, what aisle do I find toilet paper?”
“that would be all the way to the end on the right side.
so I walked along the aisles filled with stuff until I came to the end aisles and seem to look confused.
“may I help you, sir?”
“I am looking for toilet paper,” I said, just staring at what appeared to be a mountain of types, brands, sizes, rolls, and marketing that was all trying to get me to pick one out of all the various kinds.
“it is right there in front of you.”
“yes ma’am, I see that, but I was not expecting to see what basically could be the size of a normal store that would be filled just with toilet paper products.”
so I walked down the aisle…I am not sure if I was amazed or appalled that this country has so much stuff and yet, we throw so much stuff away.
why? because we have taken quality out of the equation and simply are moving ever more into the instant gratification life.
what I don’t think people realize is how much a slave to the debt they have become and are missing the reality that they aren’t living in freedom – rather – they are living to work to pay off their debts.
but hey, we have lots of toilet paper to wipe it all up, no?