reply to post by DrumsRfun
I agree with you on most points, though I have to disagree with number one. I use the debit card all the time and I'm much faster swiping it than
pulling out the cash. But then again that's just me, I don't like to waste time when I'm at the store, plus I don't use it when I know I don't
have any money in the account. I guess being one of the flock on number one, I felt I had to defend myself lol.
Some things that I can add to this thread.
1. Bottled Water. Why are people buying something that not only pollutes the planet with the bottles, but isn't actually any cleaner than tap
water. You can either buy a water purifier at the store or learn to do it on your own, it's not hard! Just because some rich idiots made it a fashion
statement years ago doesn't make it ok. I have seen people pay almost four dollars for a bottle of water! "oh it's from the french alps, where the
water is the purist in the whole world!" People just kill me when they buy into such nonsense marketing ploys. To me buying water like this is just
like buying air, it is stupid, a waste of money and resources.
2. Infomercial products. This blows my mind on why people would waste money on cheap useless products that they'll either put into the trash,
sell at a garage sale or just join the massive collection of unused junk in their homes. I realize people make choices, but come on people! My mom was
even into buy crap on there. Again, more wasted money and resources, not to mention one of the many reasons I don't watch tv anymore.
3. Fads. Especially diet fads, but I'm also counting fashion and all other type of fads in this too. We all remember the low carb diet right? It
drove me insane and some people still do it. You can over hear it at resturants still "yes may i have the carbs taken out completely please?" Any
good doctor (yes they actually do exist) would tell you how stupid you were for following that garbage advice. Just because Oprah said this is the
way, or some self appointed health expert or fashion guru says that is what people are to do. And people follow it obiediantly. It makes me wonder if
people do actually research anything or when it comes to fad diet books, celebrity secrets books? Do they actually read through them? It's the same
nonsense packaged differently every time. As for fashion, who can forget about the loose jeans trend? I remember even getting made fun of for not
"having my underwear sticking out". Right now I think the trend is to wear them tight, which is just as bad as the opposite. What about a
4. People killing over video games. Every time a new game that is coming out, or a new game system, you always hear of someone getting shot or
beaten while waiting in line for these things when they come out at an outrageous price. I remember when the ps3 came out, people were just crazy
waiting in line for it and it's not even that popular compared to it's predecessor. I don't play much video games any more just a select few on pc,
but i don't get into much, so I could never understand why people just go crazy over this stuff when it's going to be in a dollar bin somewhere in a