Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Word of the Day

Actually, today it's the "New Word I Hate of the Day". That word is:


TRANSUMERS are consumers driven by experiences instead of the ‘fixed’, by entertainment, by discovery, by fighting boredom, who increasingly live a transient lifestyle, freeing themselves from the hassles of permanent ownership and possessions. The fixed is replaced by an obsession with the here and now, an ever-shorter satisfaction span, and a lust to collect as many experiences and stories as possible.* Hey, the past is, well, over, and the future is uncertain, so all that remains is the present, living for the 'now'.

There was an article in the paper today about "transumers" - as an example there was a picture of a lady who spends $800 a month renting.....wait for it......wait for it.....PURSES. Yes, purses. She spends 10 times the amount my husband and I paid a month for our first apartment on renting purses. That's beyond ridiculous. I don't care how rich you are - spending $800 a month to rent purses is just wrong. Of course, this comes from a girl that just spent $3.99 on a new Sunday bag. At Goodwill.


Keira said...

That's a good Hanna girl right there. If I were a Transumer I would rent nannies--lots and lots of nannies. The kids are harshing my "here and now" mellow.

m_perfect said...

I get too attached to be a "Transumer". The closest I could come is the (free if I don't forget to get them back on time) public library.