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Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Societal Acceptance of Standardized Symbols Representing Tangible Wealth


As per usual, my kitchen contains nothing particularly fit for consumption. An expired can of beans, a smashed package of instant noodles and a freezer full of ice pretty much exhausts the options. Therefore, at 6 am, on this Day of Independence, do I wish to roll out of bed, change pajamas for socially acceptable apparel and participate in the country’s system of commerce?


 
I boil it down to the key issue.  Do I have Diet Coke? Why yes, yes I do! So it looks like I’ll remain in pajamas and type up a post.


Considering the prior parameters of America’s economy and the requirements for self-reliance, I am positive I would not have survived beyond the first winter of my adulthood. 


The 1776 equivalent of a fast food drive thru: capture three live chickens, stuff them in a burlap sack, walk for two and a half days to the outdoor market while circumventing hooligans, barter over the value of chickens, trade for a hygienically questionable minced meat pie and a half pint of ale and walk two and a half days back home. Piece of cake.

 



One of the salient points being, prior to the development of a societal acceptance of standardized symbols representing tangible wealth, a trip to Walmart would require transporting a menagerie of farm animals.


 
Wow – is this a tangential tie in or what?

 



“I have never been in a situation where having money made it worse.” Clinton Jones 


“When money talks, nobody cares what kind of grammar it uses.” Robert E Gonzales




“The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.” Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where shop.” Bo Derek



“If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.” J.P. Getty
 

“Money can’t buy happiness; it can, however, rent it.” Author unknown

 
“Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.” George Burns
 

"Money is something you have to make in case you don't die." Max Asnas.

 


1 comment :

Anonymous said...

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