"I have just one more question - will it make me happy?"
Tags:materialism, consumerism, consumer, consumers, material, technology, happiness, tablet, tablets, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart-phone, smart device, consumer-culture, consumer-cultures, unhappy, happy, questioning, pointless, consumer culture, consumerist, technologies, materialistic
Making it, but not quite fast enough
"I'm really glad she didn't come. She's got a new mink coat."
Tags:gossip, gossiper, gossipers, gossiping, smack talk, talking smack, smack talker, smack talkers, trash talk, talking trash, talking behind someone’s back, girl talk, girls night out, girls night, night out, night out on the town, mink, minks, mink coat, mink coats, fur, furs, vintage, vintage fashion, material, materialism, materialistic, shallow, bragging, braggadocios, braggadocio, pretension, pretentious, friend, friends, frenemy, frenemies, group of friends, group of girlfriends, girlfriends
"I keep telling Mother our generation is interested in experiences not things."
Tags:guillotine, guillotines, generation gap, generation gaps, generational gap, generational gaps, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, materialist, materialistic, materialism, execution, executions, executing, french history, french revolution, young people today, generational divide, generational divides, public execution, public executions
"Can you imagine what he would look like without money?"
Tags:gold digger, gold diggers, women, woman, ladies, lady, wealth, wealthy, wealthy people, rich, rich people, money, money hungry, gossip, gossip queen, gossip queens, talk behind someone's back, rude, sugar baby, sugar babies, materialistic, capitalism, capitalists, capitalist, babe magnet, chick magnet, wealthy men
"I suppose owning everything in the world gives him a certain cachet."
Tags:interior, interiors, decor, decorate, decorating, decoration, decorations, interior design, interior designs, design, designer, furnish, furnishing, furniture, furnished, comment, pass comment, gossip, gossips, gossiping, cachet, high society, rich, riches, wealth, wealthy, corporate, capitalism, material, materials, materialism, materialistic, ego, modern life, modern world, monopoly
"Gucci, Gucci, Gucci."
Tags:baggage claim, baggage claims, baggage reclaim, baggage reclaims, luggage, luggage collection, baggage collection, reunion, reunions, reunited, materialism, materialistic, materializm, materialist, couple, couples, love, in love, lonely, loneliness, relief, relieved, waiting, patience, patient, greeting, greetings, air travel, flying, flyer, flyers, plane travel, airplane travel, airport, airports, aeroplane travel
"I didn't raise you to steal tacky c**p."
Tags:theft, thief, thieves, thieving, steal, stealing, crimes, criminal, criminals, petty crime, petty crimes, petty theft, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, growing up, raising kids, raising children, tack, tacky, junk, rubbish, bric a brac, bric-a-brac, ornament, ornaments, breaking and entering, burglar, burglars, burglary, burglaries, swag, swag bag, swag bags, loot, looting, bad quality, materialism, materialistic
Other Patron Saints of Christmas
Tags:saint, saints, patron saint, patron saints, christmas, xmas, noel, yule, holiday, holidays, holiday season, gift-giving, gift giving, present, presents, gift, gifts, gift exchange, gift-exchange, the perfect gift, exchanging gifts, eating, eat, drink, drinking, gaining weight, gain weight, put on weight, eat too much, eating too much, party, parties, buche de noel, cake, cakes, calories, calorie, materialistic, materialism, excuse, excuses, prior appointment, prior engagement, word play, wordplay
"I didn't do anything on my summer vacation--should I write about what I bought?"
Tags:homework, classwork, summer vacation, summer vacations, summer break, summer breaks, school break, school breaks, break, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, summer, classroom, classrooms, schoolwork, school, schools, primary school, elementary school, secondary school, junior high school, junior high, teacher, teachers, teacher life, student, students, children, child, youth, teenager, essay, essays, summer essay, summer essays, consumerism, consumer, capitalism, capitalist, modern life, modern times, commercialism, materialism, materialistic, school teacher, school teachers
Other People's Stuff,
Tags:possession, possessions, jealous, jealousy, material things, materialism, materialistic, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, skyscraper, skyscrapers, highrise, highrises, high-rise, high rises, inequality, pay gap, the pay gap, wealth gap, the wealth gap, class divide, the class divide, rat race, the rat race, hierarchy, hierarchies, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, social climbing, social climber, soical climbers
"Do I need it? Does it spark joy?"
Tags:burglar, burglars, burglary, burglaries, robber, robbers, robbery, robberies, home invasion, home invasions, thief, thieves, theft, thefts, crimes, criminal, criminals, materialism, materialistic, worldly, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, personal possession, personal possessions, home improvement, marie kondo, kondo method, konmari method, tidy, tidies, tidying up, clean up, cleans up, cleaning up
"I don't think I ever before-realized the distinct difference between northern and southern California."
Tags:california, states, state, northern, north, south, southern, regional, region, regions, different, difference, differences, urban, urban life, city, cities, city life, rural, rural living, countryside, life in the country, life in the countryside, pastoral, intellectual, calm, quiet, peaceful, environment, nature, gaudy, loud, flashy, materialistic, crowded, la, l.a., los angeles, united states, us, u.s., united states of america, usa, u.s.a., america, travel, car, cars, driving, road trip, road trips
"And now, if I may, I'd like to put You on hold for a moment while I have a few words with Mammon."
Tags:religion, religious, god, pray, prayer, prayers, praying, bible, biblical, new testament, mammon, evil, business, businessman, businessmen, money, finances, wealth, wealthy, rich, greed, greedy, avarice, materialism, materialistic, communication, phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, put on hold, hold, holding
Dear Santa, Please can you make certain that my parents are exposed to numerous advertisements for the following list of toys. . .
Tags:santa, santa claus, father christmas, saint nick, saint nicholas, st nick, st nicholas, st. nick, st. nicholas, festive period, festive season, present, presents, gift, gifts, advertisement, advertisements, ad, ads, commercial, commercials, advert, adverts, toy, toys, wish list, wish lists, letter, letters, consumer, consumers, consumerism, consumer society, consumer holiday, consumer holidays, kid, kids, materialism, materialistic, retailer, retailers
"We were poor and had the good sense to be miserable."
Tags:poor and happy, rich and miserable, money cant buy happiness, money can't buy happiness, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, poverty, poverty gap, social inequality, inequality, class divide, expression, expressions, saying, sayings, homeless, homelessness, sensible, good sense, miserable, misery, materialistic, materialism, materializm
"Good morning, Mrs. Kiley."
Tags:designer clothes, designer clothing, designer label, designer labels, fashion designer, fashion designers, upper class, upper classes, upper-class, upper-classes, brand, brands, designer brand, designer brands, designer branding, shallow, shallowness, materialistic, materialism, consumerist, consumerism, consumerists, unclassy, wealth
The Tyranny of Talent
Tags:relationship, relationships, marriage, married, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, couple, couples, men, man, woman, women, talent, talented, piano, pianos, instrument, instruments, anniversary, anniversaries, love song, love songs, creative, creativity, gift, gifts, thoughtful, consumerism, materialistic, watch, watches, expensive, cruel, mean, oppressive
The First 3-D Thanksgiving
Tags:3d, 3-d, three dimensional, 3d glasses, 3-d glasses, thanksgiving, thanksgiving dinner, turkey, thanksgiving turkey, family dinner, family, families, entertainment, media, medias, tech, technological, technology, geek, geeky, geekery, nerdy, future, futuristic, materialistic, entertained, entertaining, looks so alive, alive, norman rockwell, freedom from want
Photographer holding up jewellery.
Tags:gender issue, female exploitation, gender issues, exploitation, gender equality, objectification, misogyny, misogynist, misogynists, gender inequality, sexists, sexist, the make gaze, fashion industry, the fashion industry, fame and fortune, distracted, distraction, materialistic, materialism, disrespectful, shallow, shallowness, patronise, patronising, photographer, photographers
"I shop to forget what I bought last year."
Tags:retail, retail therapy, retail therapies, indulgence, indulge, shop, shopping, therapeutic, regret, regrets, materialism, materialistic, capitalism, capitalist, high street, high streets, boutique, boutiques, women, woman, clothes, clothing, fashion, fashionable, fashion season, fashions, consumer, consumerism, shopping addict, impulse, impulse buy, impulsive, impulse control, window shopping, store front, store, stores
"Congratulations, sir, you've outlived the lot of them!"
Tags:outlive, outlives, outliving, outlived, club, clubs, men's club, men's clubs, mens club, mens clubs, social club, social clubs, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, old man, old men, rich, riches, satisfaction, materialism, materialistic, accomplishment, accomplishments, accomplishing, armchair, armchairs, chair, chairs, congratulate, congratulates, congratulating, congratulations, achievement, achievements, long life, long-lived, longevity, satisfaction, satisfied
Tags:rag, mag, mags, magazine, magazines, tabloid, tabloids, celebrity magazine, newspaper, newspapers, news, newsagent, news agent, wedding, weddings, wed, newly wed, newly-wed, newly weds, newlyweds, gossip, gossips, rumour, rumor, rumours, rumors, bride, brides, bridal, groom, grooms, married, marriage, married life, materialism, materialistic, material, spinster, spinsters, unwed, wedlock, wed lock, gold digger, golddigger, gold-digger, propose, proposed, proposal, proposals, wedding season, wedding industry, editorial, editorials