Category: Frugal Living

Reverse Snobbery

By , April 2, 2017

For years, I’ve noticed an odd effect of shopping secondhand. The upshot of the effect may be that I have become a reverse snob.

I don’t find this discovery surprising in the least. I’ve long known, and even acknowledged, that I can be an incredible snob in many areas of life. Anything about which I’m enthusiastic enough to champion can become a point of snobbery for me. Since I’m very enthusiastic about shopping secondhand, it follows that I get snobby about it.

The reverse snobbery comes down to brand names.

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Waste-Land

By , March 7, 2017

When I left on the trip to attend to my ailing parents (see Going Into Stall Mode) I promised myself that I wouldn’t fall into the easy trap of railing against “normal” American life.

Yeah, well I’ve broken a lot of promises in my life, so . . . .

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