Showing posts from December, 2009

Christmas, a time for wishing you were never born

As I sit here, broken, numb and mapquesting bridge, Bedford Falls, NY, I realize that George Bailey had the right idea.

In the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life, George's uncle Billy loses 8,000 dollars worth of deposits at the family-run Building and Loan.  Hence, chaos ensues and George contemplates jumping off the local bridge.  Instead, George is saved by an angel and shown what the world would be like if he was never born.  Let's just say that it's not a pretty sight and he wants his life back.

When George comes back to the real world, the whole town has pitched in and donated money to make up for the loss.  He realizes that he is the richest man in town.  To me, the moral of the story is that life really sucks and isn't worth living when you are poor.

Unscrupulously yours

In yet another craptastic downturn in my life, I have been working at Macy's for the holiday death rush.  I have decided that Macy's is as morally corrupt as Blackwater.  In general, the prices of this "upscale" department store suck.  I often want to bellow out to people waiting in line with their $60 toasters, Have you idiots ever heard of Target!  The ridiculous newspaper coupons in everyday rarely can be used.  The incessant beating on the customers to sign up for their credit card to save the 15% on products ranging from a 10 dollar shirt to a $200 food processor disgusts me.  The poor old people that fall victim to the 22.9% apr on these cards saddens the heart.

The spiel starts with the fake sincerity of every employee in the store.  This mesmerizes customers into a false sense of security.  The following is typical of the transaction:

Macy's evil robot:  "So, can I put that on your Macy's rewards card?"
Senior Citizen:  "I don't have o…