Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nobody Puts Baby in a Spa

Where I live (hint: not in Des Moines) it doesn't matter that my friends don't have real jobs and can't afford something like a fancy spa. It doesn't matter because we can sneak into a spa any time we want. Life is about doing things, not buying things.

Maybe they would never want to visit a traditional day spa, which is fine by me, but that doesn't mean we don't like to unwind every now and again. A hot tub is a great place to relax. And since every city in the country is filled with apartment complexes, featuring security loopholes, there is a spa within everyone's collective grasp. Maybe you should work hard and save up enough money to buy your own, but while you're busy doing that, me and mine will already have been lounging for three solid years.

Some people think it is dishonest to use something for free that someone else has to pay to use. I can't imagine caring about that. Jealousy over things like minor theft comes from the fear of doing it--basically it is the problem that Ferris Bueller's sister has with him the whole movie. Does anyone who watches that movie get mad that Ferris has the best day ever while ditching school? No way. But his sister hates it, and even admits that if she did the same thing, she'd get caught. Get out of that corner, Jennifer Grey, and start breaking rules that don't matter.

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