|Junk Near You|
There is something weird going on. Everything is turning into junk. We long for the 'good old days' when you could buy a manufactured item, use it more than twice, and then use it again the next day without fear of it rusting, breaking, falling apart, simply failing to work and turning into junk.
If it did break, you could get replacement parts. Imagine that.
In North America, we used to have good stuff. Made by Canadians and Americans that had jobs and actually knew how to make stuff that was worth having. Solid, good tools. Top quality clothing. Great equipment. Durable stuff. Have no fear, there was junk in the 'good old days' too, stuff made by shysters, the cheap and the devious, but their reputations quickly became tarnished. Cheap, shoddy products were shunned as 'junk'. They were called bad, impolite names.
"....Outsourced for your unemployment enjoyment."
J is still for junk, but we are faced with a different dilemma today. We have been lulled into buying shiny, perfect imitations; copies of "good stuff" that are shiny, goods invariably made for pennies in China, or some other junk-producing source of pikers and perpetrators.
Once the warranty, shine and glimmer are gone, it is soon discovered that, once again, we have been hoodwinked into buying junk. Was it your intent to buy junk that was outsourced for your unemployment enjoyment?
Did you purposely jump in the car, break all speed records racing down the highway to your nearest Walmart or Canadian Tire to shout at the sales clerk breathlessly;
" I want junk! I cannot live without junk! "Here's my credit card, please sell me MORE outsourced, overpriced, glitzy imitation junk!" (?)
I guess not. It just looks that way.
J really is for "Junk". Junk-yards, garbage dumps and landfills near you are full of it.
What are you doing about it? Do you refuse to buy poor-quality junk and recycle what you do use?
Is that incoming I hear?