Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Wants and Needs

The morning begins with me perusing the Bloomingdales Men's Catalogue:

Me: You want to give me $125 for a tie?
Roommate: You don't need another tie
Me: Yes I do, there is never such a thing as having enough ties
Roommate: There's a difference between wants and needs, this is a 'want.'
Me: Kind of like how you "want" a plasma TV for your bedroom.
Roommate: No, I need the plasma TV for my bedroom
Me: Just like I want another pretty, expensive tie
Roommate: Exactly. Wants and Needs. Learn the difference.