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hari1941
hari1941 Oct 11
WE EXIST BECAUSE WE CONSUME

It’s festival times. Durga pooja and Dussera, Kara Chauth, Diwali etc are close by. There is whole lot of items on offer for purchases for consumption or gifting. Every other fellow is out shopping one thing or the other. The discussions are somewhat on the pattern of if you are not shopping you do not exist. News papers have reported that after some initial hiccups shoppers are back, damn the inflation. Gold prices are touching Rs.30000/- per ten grams and Silver Rs.50000/-kg but the jewellary stores are overcrowded. In some popular outlets there are queues.
People are replacing old Cars, TVs, Music Systems, Mobile phones and Computers with new and latest. New clothes, new utensils, new kitchenware, new curtains, new furniture, just about everything.
And it is not only the rich or upper middle class. People under BPL are also out in huge numbers to make their presence felt in the shoppers’ mania. Almost everything is available on credit. Not only that you are awarded bonus points if you buy on credit cards. For high value items banks are nudging each other to have the share of the pie.
Gone are the days when shopping was limited to city stores only. Now people are going overseas for shopping. Dubai and Singapore are on top of the list.
All discussions finally come around “how is your festival shopping going on’. Ladies in particulars are exchanging notes as what item is available where and cheap.
WELL FOLKS IF YOU DO NOT CONSUME YOU DO NOT EXIST.


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Babu
Babu Oct 11
This is the situation ...
burao
burao Oct 11
Indded there are many reasons to consume: Some to survive, some to maintain a standard of living, some for luxury and some others to protect EGO.

1. To eat or drink something:-
Some people consume drinks to show-off in prestigious clubs.

2. To use a supply of something such as time, energy, or fuel :-
Some consume sighting new cars consume less fuel

3. To take all of your attention so that you cannot think of anything else : -
Some consume with a desire to possess the latest gadget.

4.To destroy something : -
Some consume because their commonsense is destroyed to the passion to catch-up with rich neighbours
shobham
shobham Oct 14
Well I do not Exist!!
hari1941
hari1941 Oct 15

Quote from burao Indded there are many reasons to consume: Some to survive, some to maintain a standard of living, some for luxury and some others to protect EGO.

1. To eat or drink something:-
Some people consume drinks to show-off in prestigious clubs.

2. To use a supply of something such as time, energy, or fuel :-
Some consume sighting new cars consume less fuel

3. To take all of your attention so that you cannot think of anything else : -
Some consume with a desire to possess the latest gadget.

4.To destroy something : -
Some consume because their commonsense is destroyed to the passion to catch-up with rich neighbours

Correct. In times to come there will be provision for returning the goods and no questions asked as in the western world. Many people particularly women buy impulsively.
hari1941
hari1941 Oct 15

Quote from shobham Well I do not Exist!!
I too.
shobham
shobham Oct 15
Indded there are many reasons to consume: Some to survive, some to maintain a standard of living, some for luxury and some others to protect EGO. 


And some to take photo and put on whatsup, Facebook and Instagram! 

And then count how many likes they get!  

Real Timepass. 

VASS
VASS Oct 15
My dear Cowboy,

  Consumption varies person to person.

  There are many villagers in India who long for consumption of drinking water.

  Agriculturist strive to produce but most of them starve or suicide.

 There are about 30% BPL people in India who can't think of consumption even in dream.

  Some exist & some exhaust,whether consumption is there or not.

hari1941
hari1941 Oct 16

Quote from VAST My dear Cowboy,

  Consumption varies person to person.

  There are many villagers in India who long for consumption of drinking water.

  Agriculturist strive to produce but most of them starve or suicide.

 There are about 30% BPL people in India who can't think of consumption even in dream.

  Some exist & some exhaust,whether consumption is there or not.

True VAS.

On the one hand there are people who spend on the drop of a hat and there are who are holding their caps for begging.

The classes will remain as long as there are masses.