Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lilly Greed

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When you have time, please read this.

12 comments:

Nancy said...

I agree with the author. It's so sad.

annette said...

Thanks for posting this,Rosemary. Annette

Catherine said...

I had no idea people behaved like that because I have never used those sites.
I have never discussed such things. What I can or cannot afford that is.

Gail, northern California said...

Such a sad commentary. We have lost our way.

Just my opinion, Rosemary, but I can't help but think about the poor husband, working and trying to keep ahead of the debts his wife keeps piling on. It shows a terrible lack of respect for him, don't you think?

Sunny said...

How sadly empty a person must be to try to fill herself up with cartloads of tacky.

Sky said...

These people are buying as much as possible and selling it on ebay for huge mark up prices!
Betty

The Queen Vee said...

I'm speechless.

Shopping equals misery for me unless it's for food.

Sometimes I look at what's going on in the world and I feel like I've landed on another planet.

Penelope Bianchi said...

I actually met and knew the "real Lilly" in Palm Beach in 1968. She was a friend of my dearest friend. I saw her many times after. She would be horrified....(completely!!) at this!

She was the most wonderful, down-to-earth creative soul; who loved color,parties, and people!

this is a very sad commentary on what has happened. She would be shocked.

She started her business "for fun" and lived her life full of fun and warmth and loveliness!

Content in a Cottage said...

Queen Vee -- Victoria, I am not a shopper either unless it's at a tag sale or in a thrift shop and I put off food shopping until there's nothing in the cupboards but canned cranberry sauce. Of course if I run out of coffee, that's a different story. I can't think of anything retail that I would stand in line for. When I was much younger I fell into the trap of recreational shopping but I broke myself of the habit and it was hard.
Happy Spring. xo, Rosemary

Karen in VA (was CT) said...

I too used to do recreational shopping, but one day it struck me, "is this really who I am that shopping is what I do on Saturday?" Now I can't stand to mill around a store ... In and out for me. And forget crowds, boring.

If Target had done this right, they would have limited the number of dresses, pillows, etc to two or three per customer. They also would have put the goods out in a staggered time line. I saw many office girls a few years ago return from the Stella McCartney sale at H&M and it was ridiculous. They sold most of it on eBay.

The news stories generated is what these store brands were looking for ... And they got it.

America's freedom comes with the good and questionable ... I try not to judge.

Karen in VA



Sue said...

Wow--that's .......I don't know. I'm speechless. I hate shopping and can't imagine getting a "thrill" out of it, though I DO like browsing antique stores.
I guess what folks do with their money is their business, but I'd rather travel or have real life experiences than spend on "things".

tammy j said...

good grief.
i knew nothing about any of this.
i only go to target on occasion. my shopping is mostly done in a grocery store.
what we present to the world...
greed. avarice. over consumption in every way.
we seem to be the world's worst gluttons on every level.
sad is the word indeed.