Continuing from yesterday's post about your "Shark Party Needs" I've been thinking about the way marketing types use the word, "Needs." Since Monday, I've read recipes for, "Smoothie needs", heard an ad for a pharmacy that can help with your, "Health needs", and been screamed at from a headline in my local paper about "Back to school needs." Look, I will never ever, need a smoothie with raw kale and coconut water. Ever. If it does happen, then the only thing I'll be in "need" of is a solid punch upside my head. I promise you, I don't have kale smoothie needs. Likewise, when I go to the pharmacy, it is for a problem. There's nothing wrong with having a problem-problems can be resolved. Needs are more complicated, and typically involve spending money. And let's be honest, most "Needs" are really anything but, and it takes advertising to convince you otherwise. "Your shark week wants" is awkward and doesn't quite roll off the tongue in the same way.
See? Needs with respect to subsistence is different. Helpless baby birds have needs. Middle class people have kale smoothie and shark party needs.
Thanks for indulging me. *Steps down off soapbox*.
Now, how about we turn our attention to "Wants?" This morning's breakfast was some lightly toasted buttermilk white bread spread with a thin layer of cream cheese, topped with nectarines and a pinch of brown sugar. A dab of butter, then under the broiler until the sugar bubbles. No, you don't need it but if you have good nectarines to hand-you'll want to try it. The season is so short, and thus far the fruit has been exceptional.
"Does that even ever happen to women your age?" He wanted to know.
I'm still thinking of a suitable punishment. I mean...geez.
1970's Kenny Classics polyester maxi dress-Goodwill
1960's teal bangle-Imaginarium
1960's vinyl bag-Etsy
Shell earrings-Sears, a few years ago
1960's Sara Coventry white necklace- now defunct antique shop