I've gone mad.
I went into Sears to buy towels and I left with a BBQ.
Its actually more like an outside kitchen.
I arrived in Ann Arbor with all my worldly possessions in 5 bags.
In the week I've been here I've been shopping like a hurricane.
I'll take that...and that....and THAT.
Best Buy and I are becoming best friends
I go in to buy something small and end up caressing the HD TVs.
I've got to watch this before it gets out of hand.
Muffy, or Cindy or whatever the "greeter" at the shop's name is, has started smirking when she says (in a chirpy, perky voice) "What are you looking for today Terry?"
I say something like "photo paper"
I walk out with a wireless router and a printer.......
Most embarrassing impulse buy?
A clothing steamer.
What was I thinking?
It was in my first garbage collection
I've been spending money on all manner of crap.
And eaten a ton of crap food.
And contemplated buying/leasing a Cadillac.
I bought sour creme in a squeeze bottle today for god's sake!
What is happening to me?
When will it end?????
From HK to a spiralling frenzy of suburban consumer heaven-hell.
HK" s consumerism was at a level way outside my income.
I was a sneering bystander.
Here I'm up to it to the elbows.
I know its stupid but it"s turn on a dime pleasure.
Please don't judge me.
I'm having a real laugh judging myself.
I spend my nights surfing the web and luxuriating in living space where I can't lie on the floor and touch all the walls.
I haven't even had a beer since I've moved in.
I just walk from room to room and say to myself....man this is BIG!!!
Very different vibe.
Thank God I'm heading to Brazil at the end of the month as I'll get back to the way I'm designed to be.
Stay tuned and stay well.