Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Global capitalism in your living room
We got a phone call today from, judging from the accent and pronouncement of my last name, a call centre in India. Nothing unusual about that. However, it was about a free dinner at the Johnsonville RSA (Returned Servicepeople's Association) that we had been invited to by personalised* letter the previous week.
This is a new level of co-ordinated attack on our household by global capitalism. The "free dinner" looked to be some multinational time-share scheme presentation pressure cooker cover.
All this made me wonder how many countries were involved in trying to get me to go to dinner at the Johnsonville RSA? Would they be serving a suitably cosmopolitan meal? I was guessing it would just be cheap steak.
Yet all this international effort just for my money. It made me feel wanted. Just not in a good way.
Needless to say we side-stepped the meal. Sometimes a free steak is just not worth chewing over.
*I hope you noticed I keep those sharp z's away from my person as well.