January 20, 2006

Just The Way We Are

"We're compulsive spenders. We like to spend. We spend it before we get it. That's just the way we are. Thats the way Americans have always been. It's just the way we are."

- Mrs. Sachtleben, Honours History Teacher


J. Archer said...

I'm pretty sure America did not start out as a consumerist society.

Tar Aryndil said...

We all know it started out as the Wild West where every man had a horse and a gun, and the colour of your hat decided whether you are a good guy or a bad guy! Ah, those were the days! ;p

Elindomiel said...

I'd have to agree with you. The first you, that is. :P

And yet, this is the woman who will be teaching me history this semester... Yikes?