Wednesday, November 21, 2007


In honour of the endless barrage of advertisements reminding us of our duty to consume relentlessly this time of year, I have a composed a modified version of the children's poem Monday's Child. A little tongue in cheek exercise to help me cope with my ambivalence and turmoil about living in such a consumption oriented society. Which day are you?

Monday's consumer is full of desire,

Tuesday's consumer wants to transcend the mire,

Wednesday's consumer is shopping with glee,

Thursday's consumer wants to "buy one, get one free"

Friday's consumer buys endless items for Christmas giving,

Saturday's consumer wants deals and works hard for its living,

But a consumer that uses credit on Sunday to pay

Is able to defer the consequence for another day.


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