Monday, September 8, 2008
Try out transumerism
No, I didn't make that word up. Yes, I love the idea.
Transumerism, refers to people who forgo permanent ownership of possessions in favor of renting. (Or so says, the Body & Soul magazine from March 2008 that my Mom just gave me.)
Wondering if you are a transumer?
If you use Netflix or rent videos, you are a transumer.
If you borrow books, or other items from the library, you are a transumer.
If you get magazines but read them and pass them off to your neighbors, the gym or the local community center, you are a transumer.
What they don't mention, is the name for someone that gets a bit of a high off of returning the items back to their owners.
Hello, My name is Missburrows and I am a habitual transumer.
Hey, it's cheaper and less lethal than drugs and alcohol. Plus, I don't have to store all that paraphernalia that comes with it!