Friday, May 7, 2010
I am all for people spending money that they have, but the reason for our recent economic collapse is because of scenarios such as this (along with people not having any savings, not to mention planning ahead for retirement, college for the kids, etc.). I recall an episode of Roseanne where Dan got a job selling hot tubs. He quit the job after his first sale because the buyer made very little money, but insisted that he "deserved" one, and would buy one from someone else if not from him. Dan couldn't live with himself selling overpriced hot tubs that people obviously don't need, to people who really can't afford them. By the way, my mom was scandalized by Roseanne, but she rarely reads this blog anyway, he he. She did say more than once while I was growing up that "A fool and his money are soon parted."
I politely declined all the enhancements, packages, collections, excessive poses, etc. and spent a total of $17, and got what I needed to preserve our memory of this precious baby at this age. Oh, and I used a coupon. So in a couple of months I wonder if these folks will be back to buy $300 more of portraits...