Chris and I were having a little photo contest between ourselves in downtown Colorado Springs over the Christmas break when we came across this sign.
I couldn’t help but laugh at the time, as well as feel bad for them, but I’ve come back to this image over and over again. It reflects a mindset and a feeling common to a lot of Americans these days. If you don’t eat/buy this product/hire me, I won’t either. On a philosophical-sociological level, this mindset reflects the very real inter-connectedness of individual lives and communities.
After doing a financial review during dishwashing duty last night, Chris commented that we need to stop the flow of money out of house and do our part to contribute to the recession. I’m all for frugality, but I disagree. When we can and when it’s wise for us, I am still going to hire service people and buy from the local shops downtown. We’re all looking at a tough road ahead, but if we stick together and make wise decisions, we can make it.