Friday, November 24, 2006

Playstation Mayhem

Originally written Nov 20, 2006

It's the middle of November. There are lines of people camped out outside of Best Buy and other stores that sell electronic gizmos. It can only mean one thing...the latest gaming console is about to be released. It happens every two or three years, usually a little before Christmas. Of course the companies that make these things never make enough of them, at least initially, to satisfy the demand. So if you really want to get one, you have to camp out in line for days, even longer, outside your favorite store just to have a chance to get one. Or pay double to get one on e-bay. So a lot of people who want one for Christmas end up disappointed. Just what are these companies trying to put over on us anyway? Getting people to stand in line for days for the "opportunity" to spend hundreds of dollars on something that will be obsolete in two or three years anyway. Actually it isn't the companies fault, it is the fault of the people that are willing to stand in line and spend the money. Anyone who wastes several days of their lives waiting to spend hundreds of dollars on something they do not need and will be obsolete in a couple of years anyway has some seriously misplaced priorities. You will NEVER catch me standing in line for hours or days to buy anything, no matter what it is.

So Sayeth The Shack

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