I just saw an ad for ‘the Warehouse’, which used the by-line: “Get more Christmas for less.”
This reminded me of the observation (or should I say gross-but-still-relatively-accurate-generalisation?) I’ve made about the USA since moving to New Zealand. We (yes, I said ‘we’) looooooooooove to get a lot of stuff for not very much money. Examples – ‘all you can eat’ Buffets for like $7.99. Sam’s Club & Walmart (stop what you’re doing and watch ‘Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price’ right now).
There’s a name for this kind of desire – it’s called the desire to not pay what something’s worth – or stealing?