So last week I was miffed when I read that this lady was ‘jacked’ for her new Xbox. Today, we find out that she rec’d a new one thanks to some gracious Best Buy employees. Aww shucks – that is mighty kind of them now, ain’t it?
The problem I have with this whole thing is the fact that, according to the article, the victim took the money out of her retirement fund to purchase the game for the kid. At first I thought about it …well ya know – maybe the kid is a really good kid, perhaps in saying retirement fund they actually meant the money under the mattress, then I thought about it ….and said ala Whitney Houston …oh hell to the naw.
*climbing up on soapbox* The mentality that I must get the latest and greatest for my kid no matter what is part of what is wrong with our society. It is what led the victim to pilfer her retirement and what, presumably, led “bruhman” the robber to stick a gun in her face. I remember back in the day when I was a wee one when I really thought my nickname was “No, I’m not buying that” . This was because everytime we went to the store – that’s all that I heard from my parents. I wondered if my parents went out of their way to secure that speak ‘n spell for me oh so many years ago. So I called home to ask them, after my mom stopped laughing – she reminded me that Christmas was about the Birth of Jesus back when I coming up …. OH YEAH….. When did it become OK, even expected that Christmas became the Season for Giving (your kids/friends/family things you can’t really afford)?
I’m climbing off the soapbox now – I’ve got to run, I’ve got a line on a laptop for $250 for my 5 year old…..