Saturday, August 13, 2005

money, money, money

I got a call the other day from my university alumni association. They call about twice a year asking for money to support struggling students, and make me feel like a sack-o-crap when I tell them that I am not in a position right now to donate to the cause (perhaps my monthly student loan payment that is more than what most pay monthly when they BUY A CAR has something to do with it!). I have calculated that I won't have paid off my student loan until I am well into my 40's - I cringe to think of what I borrowed and what I will have actually paid back by the time it is all said and done.

Besides, I have much more important things to spend my (sorry honey "our") hard earned cash on. Who needs univeristy when you can get your kids one of these?

It is a computer, designed for kids 3-7, fully loaded and guess what? No-where in the text is the price (although they do say that "financing options" are available). A quick google search showed that this little unit is about $2000. The tag line for this is "Meet the future of early learning". Well, the kids in this house will be using this as their future of early learning...

Poor kids - I guess that is what you get when you live in a house with no cable!

1 comment:

Samurai Sam said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I definitely sympathize with you on the student loans; Sallie Mae and I are on a first name basis and likely will be until I'm old enough for Social Security.