Who In The World Would Do That?

As a kid I used to watch Popeye faithfully.  We used to laugh hysterically at Wimpy asking for a hamburger that he would pay for later…who in the world would do that?

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In the forty years since we’ve become a nation of Wimpys.  Need inventory?  Okay, we’ll pay for it later.  Need office supplies?  Get out the credit card and we can pay for it later. Need food, clothes, vacations and pay with cash when we can do it later?  Who in the world would do that?

What we’re learning to our dismay is there is no later.  No more time to avoid paying our credit cards, no more time to avoid health care costs, no more time to avoid getting a social media strategy.  It’s been a helluva fun time but the sins have come due.

Procrastination has become more than an amusing tee shirt or annoying spouse trait.  It threatens the foundation of our businesses, our families, our lives.  We rail against the government, the school boards, the hospitals for cutting services.  We want every service to remain intact even though there isn’t enough money to pay for it.  Unfortunately they followed our lead and we were okay with it.  Now that they can’t do that we are enraged.  Who in the world would do that?

We have a lot of tough choices and a lot of businesses are going to suffer.  What won’t help us through this time though is outrage directed at anyone but ourselves.  When we change ourselves we change our world.

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One thought on “Who In The World Would Do That?

  1. Your Blog really struck home: Real truth, reality…
    “Get out the credit card and we can pay for it later. Need food, clothes, vacations and pay with cash when we can do it later? Who in the world would do that?” Interesting! A very long time ago, I ‘dropped out’…became ‘poor’. Pay only with cash, buy only what the paycheck allows. The cut was major. Paradox: Loss of credit rating…gain: no outstanding credit cards. I say ‘poor’ as in not able to keep up with the ‘Jones’ anymore. Frill: Internet, cable, food. If by cutting out the internet and cable, that would open up $!50 a month (bundle package) it just has to be, can’t quit those addictions.
    Excellent and perceptive blogging.

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