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On crappiness and screwing over (I'm on a roll today!). [Sep. 16th, 2006|11:32 am]
Amanda
[Current Mood |pissed offpissed off]

Is it just my imagination or is the world turning crappier all the time? We buy what we need but nothing's made to last, only to attract. The economy is aimed at producing as many products as possible as quickly as possible, with as little cost as possible. There goes quality, right down the drain. I wonder which generation will forget that it hasn't always been this way.

Now for the screwing.
Banks screw people over, cell phone companies screw people over, restaurants screw people over...subliminal messages are plugged into everything and barrage us in supermarkets, department stores, office buildings, transit centers, schools, sidewalks, you name it. It's all to mold each person into this oblivious money-machine with plenty of interest and trust and no room to question. I've felt the pressure trying to push me this way and that constantly. I've been screwed out of money many times in my young life, and now that I'm learning what to look for I'm also becoming ROYALLY pissed off.

I'm not the nice, tolerant customer I used to be. I'm finally beginning to understand why all these shoppers are looking tough, interrogating salespeople and support lines, checking reciepts meticulously...that's what people have to do now if they want to hold onto their money and their authority. One day I'll be there too...and frankly, that scares the hell out of me.
Through my defense against their molding, they have still won because they've succeeded in getting to me.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-09-18 05:30 pm (UTC)

Perspective

Remember, the saying "buyer beware" is a translation from Latin ("Caveat emptor"), so this is a rather ancient problem. It's just more prevalent as the world gets more commercialized.
Ari's mom
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