A certain position in life
Jack Serpentine recently explained that some of his choices as of late have been because he has “attained a certain position in life” where he no longer has to settle for X.
This justification was used for buying a flat screen TV and having digital cable for sports and movie watching.
Agreeing with Jack's logic, Maime enjoyed some Cognac this weekend saying“I’ve gotten old enough that I don’t have to drink shitty booze. I’ve attained a certain position in life where I don’t have to drink Hawkeye vodka anymore.”
It’s not that Maime or Jack have suddenly cashed in the trust fund, it’s that many of us are (or transitioning into) young professionals, which means “what’s cheapest” no longer has to be the deciding factor.
Aside from the obvious (having HBO, drinking whatever I feel like ordering, smoking good cigars), I also take clothing more serious. I don’t buy shit just because it’s cheap, I actually buy what I need and looks right. I also get massages, facials, regular petties, go tanning when I look affright, and buy “really good” makeup. I did none of these things in college.
I hope this trend continues as I prefer first class anything, cars with leather, original art, good seats at the theater, really nice hotel rooms and antique books. Most of these things are not serviceable on a young professionals income, however, I am optimistic about the future as I may find the benefits of “selling out” growing in appeal.