In my econ classes, so long ago I know how to calculate interest rates by hand, the professor taught us that buyers made rational choices. In Row 3, seat A I listened and thought it made sense. I certainly wasn't buying anything but tuition, text books and beer. My folks were frugal. The only time GrandDad (from Scotland, thank you very much) threw money around was the coin toss for a sporting event.
Today, I think that's probably the looniest thing anyone ever said in that class.
People buy things for completely IRrational reasons: they want! Want! WANT!
And I wanted these books.
Not to mention these
Now, realistically, you'd think I'd breeze through those picture books, but that's not the case. Picture books are not read; they're savored. The art is such an integral part of the story that examining every detail is essential.
So figure it's an hour at least on each picture book.
And a week on those other tomes.
What the HELL was I thinking??
I wasn't thinking, I was just wanting. Want want want!
Do you buy books even though your shelves are full?
What's the last book you bought and where?