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|Subject: Re: Only 27, but...||Date: 12/11/2004 6:19 PM|
|Author: telegraph||Number: 205264 of 794854|
I think it is a mistake to equate "having fun" with "spending money."
Right on!...too many have to 'consume' to 'recreate'. If they don't have twin off road bikes, or twin jet-skis, along with the mandatory pickup truck with 'towing package' and trailer for the toys, along with a condo or 'summer home' on a lake where they can use those toys, and sit around and sip 'high end alcholic beverages with a high status name' (insert the ad you remember here) with half naked babes hanging over their shoulders smiling seductively, while dressed in designer clothes/shoes/accesssories, having just received/given loads of diamond jewelry.....and on and on....
Now, xmas consists of 'did you give me that fancy diamond necklace/bracelet/ring?'...or buy me that "SUV or Cadillac or BMW" (insert your favorite brand here...or buy me that expensive 'liquer' (insert your favorite brandhere)...etc.....
Kinds expect $500/apiece in presents....if not a car on their 16th birthday.....as a birthright.....
And expect that families will drop $3000 or $10,000 on 'vacation' to some exotic location, where the young male kid will play with his Ni