Egret and crab

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A saint in our time.

I was talking to a buddy last month who used to buy a bit from me. The guy is well off and sits on a few fancy boards, a really smart guy.

So I says "I got some really good blah, blah, blah to sell" and he tells me, this well off dude says, "Sorry, I am not into things anymore."

I looked down at my feet - I honestly really didn't know what to say, "You're not into things?"

"No, I am adopting kids and being a big brother and I'm sort of out of that material bag."

Now I don't want to be a killjoy and god bless the beasts and children and all that, but I am still wickedly attached to that old material plane and I got a rent check coming up and fast.  Altruism is well and good but now you are cutting in on my action, Pal.  Go buddhist on your own time.  But I grind my teeth and keep it all in check.

"That's really nice. Helping kids, huh?"

"Yeah, had to get checked out to make sure I wasn't a demented pervert and everything. I'm really not into stuff anymore."

I turned away. How do you reason with such a person? I walked away muttering crude epithets under my breath.

Well after a little soul searching, all I can say to that is if you patriotic americans give a $hit about this economy, you are going to have to do the american thing and start spending money like water again. This new touchy feely altruism is going to be the death of this great land. There's a big food chain that needs help Mahatma Gandhi, so I trust that you will get your save the world shit together and do the right thing.

Thank you.

The Management.