Suburban Senshi Chat #1688 - “Black Friday is too black for even this goth to handle”
#1688 “Black Friday is too black for even this goth to handle”
[11:27] <flame_SNIPER> So do you ever regret giving up retail, Hotaru-chan?
[11:27] <FireFly_9> Well
[11:28] <FireFly_9> there was that blow to my pride when I decide to rettach myself to the teat of my well-to-do family
[11:28] <FireFly_9> I still want to work for myself
[11:28] <FireFly_9> but I don't regret leaving it.
[11:28] <Mdm_Maestro> Ara, there is no shame in divorcing yourself from daily drudgery if you can.
[11:29] <Mdm_Maestro> Wealth allows one to shift their focus from survival on a day-to-day basis and towards using the talents of humanity to improving the lot of the one's fellow man.
[11:29] <FireFly_9> Yes, because you do so much of that :P
[11:30] <Mdm_Maestro> :/
[11:30] *** Mdm_Maestro [SeaGoddess@fios.hi-ho.ne.jp] has left #suburbansenshi (One does not boast of their contributions.)
[11:31] <FireFly_9> Well, what she was describing was Maslow's hierarchy of needs
[11:32] <FireFly_9> If you can get away from the daily fight for survival, your energies are freed up for higher pursuits. After all, who can focus on improving themselves if they're working two-full time jobs just to pay rent and eat?
[11:33] <FireFly_9> There's no time or energy left to do anything much except prepare for the next day.
[11:33] <FireFly_9> Which is how I was feeling.
[11:33] <FireFly_9> Of course, there's another reason why people have to work so hard... and why I got so worn out:
[11:33] <flame_SNIPER> Holy s[BLEEP]t.
[11:34] <FireFly_9> Yes.
[11:34] <FireFly_9> I... could not longer take dealing with that kind of madness.
[11:36] <flame_SNIPER> It looks like something out of a movie, except it's real. And it's not so much that these people are poor, they just want to save money so they can buy more stuff.
[11:39] <FireFly_9> Heh
[11:39] <FireFly_9> I can see it now
[11:42] <FireFly_9> M. Night Shyamalan presents:
[11:42] <FireFly_9> THE DOORCRASHERS
[11:43] <FireFly_9> "They burst into the store looking for deals... but something ELSE was awaiting them!"
[11:43] <flame_SNIPER> They were the ones on sale the whole time!
[11:43] <FireFly_9> It's a twist!
"I'd make some vague promise to visit eternal vengeance on you or something, but I 'm too depressed about this whole thing to put much effort into it right now."