I am a knob - Tactical Ninja
Oct. 15th, 2014
11:13 am - I am a knob
I wrote this big long post that was a simultaneously hilarious and intelligent* critique of today's manufacturing practices, then things blew up at work and when I got back to it I had forgotten I hadn't already posted it, and deleted without saving.
Anyway, the upshot is I am getting my old Karrimor day bag's front zip replaced instead of buying a new one and I feel smug because of supporting local business and not contributing to throwaway culture. Although tbh I'm not sure if buyng a new bag after 6 years' daily use of the old one really counts as throwaway culture.
Also, my Kiwisaver (voluntary govt retirement savings scheme) has gone down in the last month for the first time since I started it. Clearly, investment returns are falling. Meanwhile, home loan interest rates are going up and cost of living is going up. I am not sure this economy is as rockstar as Honest John (sic) would have us believe.
* You'll have to take my word on this