I love writing about products that exemplify ridiculous consumerism. In the past, I've written about the $240 lunch bag purse, $450 swim trunks and the $6,000 disco toilet. Today, I bring you the $3000 stroller. But first, take a trip down memory lane with me. Your BabyhoodThink back to the time when you were one-year old. I know, it was probably a long time ago, but … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: Dracula’s $3,000 Steampunk Stroller
The Silly Price of Status
I was at a party a couple summers ago when an old co-worker (Tina) pulled up in her new "Lexus." She was clearly very proud of herself and her new car when a friend of mine decided to have some fun and throw a little rain on her parade:Tina: I LOVE my new Lexus, isn't it nice? Wolfgang: Well, you do know that it's just a Toyota Camry that you paid too much for, don't … [Read more...] about The Silly Price of Status
Thursday Rant: $40 at the Salon, but no hair cut?!?
Mrs. 1500 here.Mr. 1500 and I moved to Douglas County in Colorado last year. Douglas County is a very expensive county, and we didn't do adequate research before we moved here (a first, because usually we research the heck out of anything big like this.) Less than 3 months after moving here, we put the house back on the market, we hated it that much. Perhaps you remember a … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: $40 at the Salon, but no hair cut?!?
Thursday Rant: The $260 Lunch Bag; Has Society gone Mad?!?
I took a miserable flight on Southwest recently. I fly all the time on SWA and have never forgotten to check in to the flight exactly 24 hours ahead of time. This time, I forgot. My cell phone was in a dead spot and I didn't get the alert. As a result, I got stuck in the dreaded middle seat between two very large and obnoxious people (do you really have to get drunk and pick … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: The $260 Lunch Bag; Has Society gone Mad?!?
Thursday Rant: No Nice Car, no Wife for You Mr. 1500!
Let's go back in time 12 years to the year 2001. I was at one of my first real jobs out of college. At work one morning, my boss announced that she had purchased a new, $40,000 german luxury car. She was clearly excited and thought that I should have one too:Boss: Mr. 1500, I LOVE my car; you should get one too! Me (trying to politely deflect): The car I have works just … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: No Nice Car, no Wife for You Mr. 1500!