Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Boycotting

A few years ago, a friend of mine told me of a personal goal he had set for himself.

He had decided for the entire 1990's (1990-2000) he would not eat ONE thing from McDonald's.

I was totally jealous.

I wanted to NOT do something for a decade too!

How cool to say, "I didn't go to _____ for an entire decade!"

His rationale for picking McDonald's was that he really liked it, but knew it was bad for him.

Man ... this was gonna be hard.

So ... I set about making a goal for myself.

However, when I finally got around to setting my goal, it was already 2003.

So technically I had to think of a place I hadn't been in the last 3 years.

It know, it's backwards ... and not the same as Bobby's goal.

But come on ... I was copying him and copying someone isn't ever the same as being the 1st one to do it.

So ... I decided ...

For the entire 2000 decade, I would NOT go to Kohl's Department Store.

Isn't that stupid!

I laugh every time I think about it.

Because I pretty much picked a place I'd never go anyway.

Consequently ... I also think of Bobby whenever I go to McDonald's.

However, I'm happy to report, that by setting my standards low, and dumbing down my goal ... I only have 359 days until I successfully meet my decade-long goal.

Maybe next year I'll pick McDonald's.

2 comments:

Kelly McPherson said...

this is awesome. I'd like to go with you to Kohl's on new years day 2010. Pencil me in. It will be wonderous!

Diane Davis said...

good one... i'll match yours.

i vow to never shop at mervyns again...