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Appearance Matters

Appearance Matters
Appearance matters. By Detlef.
Would you visit this (not so) young man’s blog? Oops, you’ve already done it.

What is he carrying  in his plastic bag? Those are delicious wholemeal bread rolls.

But why are delicious wholemeal bread rolls delivered in a mean plastic bag? After all: appearance matters! That’s because those bread rolls were bought at the supermarket and the till girl has to see what’s in the bag. No good using a recovered paper bag at the supermarket.

But why does he buy those delicious wholemeal bread rolls at the soulless supermarket and not in the nice little shop around the corner that is specialized in selling things produced ecologically and that needs local support and is owned by that likable, goodlooking young woman? Because the little shop is much more expensive than the supermarket and the likable, goodlooking young owner had an argument with the (not so) young man about the causes of the ongoing financial crisis, where she got very emotional. He didn’t like that and won’t visit the shop any more (at least this month).

Why is he wearing a blue-collar jacket? Because he believes those are very handy and convenient as they have so many pockets. And he wants to show: appearance doesn’t matter.

Isn’t that immature and silly? Yes, it is.

And I should read his blog? Absolutely. By all means. And don’t miss to subscribe to the RSS-Feed!

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  1. February 2, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Why Detlef!
    I think you’ve got yourself down to a tee! A beautiful portrait, Rembrandt like. (how goes the knee? Seems your vertical…

  2. February 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Sometimes, Detlef, I haven’t got a clue how to respond to your posts. But I must. There’s something about the random nature of your thoughts that I thoroughly enjoy.

    You do make a good point, though…buying fresh/local is typically much more expensive than the alternative. Seems counterintuitive, and it’s certainly counterproductive. I hope to see that line on the graph (the one that shows the inverse relationship between the price of goods and the proximity of said good’s production to our home) begin to falter soon.

    Cheers…young man.

  3. February 3, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Thank you Richard, “Rembrandt like” – you made my day.

    About the knee: being vertical is no problem – bending and sitting down is. There is some kind of infection – the doc hasn’t got a clue about the cause yet. Off to the radiologist today.

  4. February 3, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Jeb, I appreciate your feedback very much and I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

    In writing this the randomness of my blog was on my mind. I realize that as a problem, so I tried to sound bullish here saying: “I am who I am – so what?

    No choice but being me – this is supposed to be fun, after all. But a clearer angle, some firm point of view certainly wouldn’t hurt.

  1. February 11, 2009 at 1:39 am

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