Dexter knows exactly what he wants. So much so in fact, that he hunts it down, kills it, and moves on. I respect that.
(I couldn't upload the song I wanted, so click HERE to listen to it instead.)
You are the ultimate consumer. It starts each & every morning with your disposable coffee-cups (and the hot-sleeve thing), afternoons with plastic silverware, and some evening's condom. Items that are made to help us let our lives rush by quicker, more efficiently, safely, and all cloaked under the "saves you money!" cape. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't everything on earth about making more money, saving more money, spending less money, and needing more money at all times? If I'm wrong please tell me so I can email Lil Wayne asap to tell him he's being VERY fiscally irresponsible and has been going about his raps all wrong.
If you're like me, you attempt to separate your wants from needs, and even cut back on the essentials to make life much more simple. You can only wear one pair of shoes at a time, amiright? But to this day when I see a flashy sign that says "SALE!" - I'm already sucked in, my wallet is out, and I want whatever is for sale. I am the ideal customer. Why? Because it's obviously saving me money! It could be a sale on formica countertops from the 60's and I'll be in the line to see if the money is worth spending. Don't feel bad - I'm just as stupid as you are. We're in this together.
But when you're shopping for an item (we'll call it "X"), you've always been told to check multiple sources to find it, X, at the best price. The routine goes something like this: check for X at the store, decide you can probably find it cheaper, go check craigslist, call a friend for tips, decide to make another trip to the store, opt to check a different store, drive home & sleep on it, and then back to the internet where you eventually order it & pay for the 2-day shipping (at 3AM) because you're tired of waiting. The cycle is more common than finding cocaine in Shawn Kemp's bathroom.
In the following paragraphs I will give only one shopping tip from a dude who knows dick about shopping. Let's consider "X" item is readily available (meaning it isn't the last one on the shelf) and can be found in X stores all over the place. Now pretend that you're a business manager AND your ONLY employee (assume you're the state of WA & pay yourself the hourly minimum of $8.55). From the time you wake up - you're on the clock. Now add the time you spend looking for X item, the money it costs to drive yourself to see X item, the amount of time you spent calling friends for tips, the time on eBay, and the time it takes you to drive back to wherever you saw X and finally buy it (not to mention the shipping time). Or simply put: you've spent at least the cost of X item (plus some) just in your TIME alone, resulting in the value of X item to become more than double the original cost, and subsequently; unreasonable. How much are you worth? Do you enjoy paying double for stupid shit?
My point is this: shop like me - when you see X... just BUY it. Right then & there. Time is money, so why do you insist on wasting any more of yours? Who cares if you find it cheaper somewhere else down the line? The money you didn't spend (by ending your search for X item) more than makes up for the difference in the price-tag. Plus, what if you DON'T ever find it cheaper? Or if you do, the money you 'saved' from finding it $10 cheaper doesn't equal the money it cost to pay yourself - the employee - to find it.
But if shopping is your thing, then go ahead & enjoy yourself to the fullest. Shop till you drop. I'll be at home, or somewhere else awesome, doing something productive like a good employee should be doing (like drinking or writing this). And tell me the truth - you really didn't need "X" at all, did you? Cheers.