Two items for your consideration:
- Today Asia and I shopped for shoes. Hats off to the marketing geniuses at Sketchers. Thanks to their brainwashing tactics, my five-year-old was hellbent on buying Sketchers. I was game up until I saw the $40 price tag. As the Puerto Rican kids used to say, hells no! What’s the point of paying $.08/hour for third world labor if shoes are gonna cost that much? Not to worry though, I fast-talked Asia into a $16 pair of Keds.
- A few weeks ago I heard myself utter, “Ya know, I’m fascinated by poverty. I love that stuff.” I know I say some asinine stuff, but that takes the cake. But it’s true. I AM fascinated by poverty. What was the ONLY thing I wanted to see in Paris? The Arab housing projects. Where did I take visitors in Chicago? The projects! So it is with a heavy heart that I leave for a six day all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. **Yawn** Too bad all the “fascinating” stuff is happening on the other parts of the island. Oh well, I’ll survive. Sucks to be me, huh?