January 3rd, 2009

breaking bad

These are the things I can do without

From Pandagon a Poll (of Americans) about what consumer items people feel are luxuries or necessities.

What's 'necessary'? Some people couldn't get to work without a car. I need a home computer to do my work and my writing. I wouldn't die without it but I couldn't work. I couldn't work in my office in summer without a/c (I used to have to try) because the building is so poorly designed - however work a/c isn't on the list. There are some items I would really miss. I'd miss my washing machine - though I can and do use a laundry service when it breaks. I'd hardly call my TV or audio books a necessity, but I'd really miss them.

So, I thought this would be a good poll. I've distinguished 'necessity' from 'would really miss'.
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