“But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.”—David Cain, Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (via lookitissasha)
The other night, I picked Megan up from work. She had a story to share. A patron who frequents the locale often, engaged her in conversation. “You guys always get upset when I bring my son here," he said. "It’s just that a sports bar is no place for an 8 year old. You know, it’s loud, glass…
I feel ya buddy. I’m sure it’s gotten worse after the engagement cause you are now “on a path” that dictates your next step. Fuck them.