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Must Be The Money

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This is one of those topics every teenager seems to cover at some point in their life with plenty of whining and complaining, but I’M TIRED OF GOING INTO STORES AND NO ONE PAYING ATTENTION TO ME.

Call me ridiculous, but I walked into my local Mike’s Camera today looking to spend nothing short of $500. I walked out having spent nil.

I was looking to buy a couple new lenses, a Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 (retail $479) and a Canon 28mm f/2.8 ($179). Plus filters and things to go along with them. I approached the counter, where a salesman begrudgingly shifted his focus from staring at his shoelaces to me. Standing in front of him, camera in hand, I ask to see the lenses I’m in pursuit of. Unfortunately, neither is in stock.

“The holidays have been good to us,” he says.

“And also to me,” I reply, hinting that I have some cash to burn. “That’s why I’m in here.”

He turns around, looks at the display case, and says they won’t have much in stock for another couple of weeks. And then he walks away.

I’m left peering across the counter into the case, only to find there are several lenses—more expensive ones, mind you—of similar dimensions that the salesman made no effort to sell to me.

Luckily the internet loves everyone’s money and will be receiving mine.

Things I love today:

Gap Standard Fit Jeans
I have yet to find a pair of jeans that fit as well as these do, and believe me, I’ve been trying. I bought two more pair of them today.

Photoshop Actions
Why experiment with images trying to get an “instant vintage” look when someone else has already perfected it. The internet has plenty of these one-click solutions.

Written by Tony

January 7, 2009 at 11:05 pm