Thursday, October 09, 2008

What Matters, Exactly?

Is it just me, or does this Chase commercial make all you responsible-with-money types want to hurl a blender at your TV?

"Text Chase for your credit-card balance," the narrator instructs us, "and decide what to spend in seconds."


Sounds like a great plan — if you want to practice HUGE FAIL. Like this guy:

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— Posted by Michael @ 8:44 AM


Amazing, isn't it? One of the worst financial and credit meltdowns in our history, and they're still telling people to charge, charge, charge to your heart's content!


Michael . . . this is your wife. :-)

Yeah, you know this commercial irks me. It's the lyrics:

I want it all, and I want it now!

So how did we end up in our current economic state? Because everybody wants it all, and they want it now. Entitlement and greed.

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Anonymous The Battleaxe
, at 11:06 AM, October 09, 2008  

Just want to point out the subtlety in that commercial... he did buy the smaller TV. :)


He bought the smaller TV only because his Chase card was already nearly maxed out.

Yeah, color me cynical.

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