Tuesday, May 26, 2009

First thoughts when moving to LA

It never really occurred to me just how much our society is a people of convenience until the other day. We became a nation built on the dreams of freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness which has slowly morphed into liability suits, the pursuit of the best quick fix, and the freedom to capitalize on those looking for it. In our fast paced lives there seems to only be room for 3 minute mc-sections of our time to devoted to individual tasks throughout the day, and the less we have to work at it the better.

Take dining for example; when we don’t feel like picking up foodstuffs at the local market and it’s too much trouble to re-heat last night’s lean cuisine, we seek out establishments who will provide low maintenance sustenance which requires little to no effort on our part. We are willing to pay the grossly marked up prices of low-grade meats and over processed ingredients in order to satisfy our hunger. In fact, we are so desperate to put as little thought possible into certain aspects of our live, that we are willingly paying someone who probably doesn’t even have the equivalency of a middle-school diploma to prepare and handle our pre-packaged delicacies.

I spend a good portion of my day peddling name brand java to people who are too lazy to poor pre-ground coffee into a machine and brew their own. While American’s turn a blind eye, I blatantly overcharge them for a simple cup of coffee with a well know picture on the cup. It’s not enough that I am constantly doing this day to day, but I am also instructed to smile, while cooperate America laughs all the way to the bank.

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