I remember back when I was a kid I used to have a lot of energy. Tons. But my folks never had me checked for that old ADHD thing and I don't know why. I guess its a good thing. Who needs pills for something they don't have, know what I mean? Anyways, I'm thinking that my parents should have had me checked for "spontanious buyer" syndrome, cause baby, I got a real serious case. Consider last night.
I've been looking for a motorcycle/scooter for a long time now. I've determined it will be a great way to save gas, but kind of dangerous, and I'm not strapped for cash right now, which only makes me want it more. Wait on that. Looking around, that's a smart consumer trend, but constantly looking at things you don't need is bad. You all of the sudden, when the perfect deal comes, say, "I need that." No you don't, you don't need it at all, you didn't need it to begin with. If you never would have looked, you never would have needed. Well, with the scooter I keep telling myself that I need it because I'm trying to thwart the evil gas god and his plot to make my life hell. I constantly, like constantly, check craigslist and this free classified ad website for the "deal of the century." The reality is, I don't need a scooter, I mean, its not a need. Not like I need water, though its the same word. We use the word 'need' so often that it just doesn't have very much weight anymore. Like a couple weeks back when I had to wait for a girl to find her chapstick because she "needed" it. You crazytown? Alright, alright, guys have their "needs" too. Like a scooter, see, its a great example. I need a scooter. No, no I don't. Back to the point. Well, wait, one more. Childhood was a good place to start, here is why, remember when you went on that field trip in elementary school and your teacher constantly told you, "You can look but you can't touch." You're kidding right? We need to outlaw that saying, forever. That only makes kids want to touch it more. It turns into like the only thing they want to touch, that's it, that's all. Forget all the interactive dinosaur crap, they're thinking about that funny looking pot in the last exhibit that is forever now filed away in their mind with a little label, "No Touchy". You grow up, and you realize, "Dude, people had to touch that stupid piece of crap that you say is so important to get it in the museum, plus, someone made it by hand, and if I had the dough, I could probably buy it and put it in my cupboard where pottery is supposed to be." I really feel that all the tension from the "No touchy" training we receive as kids comes out as spontanious spending when we are adults. The point. I was looking on craigslist last night and saw "$200 Scooter, 125cc" Say what? I called the guy, it was 10:10, "Hey, this is Dave, sorry its so late." Went and bought that sucker right then. The scooter doesn't even work. I was chatting with my friend Emily Fitzgerald, who still needs to move back from Boston by the way, and had to say good-bye cause I had the, "So you say I can look but not touch huh>?" urge. Again, the scooter doesn't even run.
Came home, put it in the garage, and now I have this weird urge to sell it, maybe someone else will pay to touch it...
4 years ago