Monday, September 05, 2011

You really don't want to sit here

The old and the forgotten
London, ON, May 2011

We're wrapping up our week-long shopping expedition with this rather forlorn view of a downtown sidewalk. I found it more than a little ironic that the 15-ish year-old chairs were being tossed away mere meters from an antique shop window filled with lovingly restored furniture that was old when my grandparents were born.

I guess they really don't make things like they used to.

Your turn: What have we lost in the move toward a disposable society?

One more thing: Thematic's next theme, white, launches tonight at precisely 7:00 Eastern. You're all invited. Even you, Bill.


Kalei's Best Friend said...

I think we lost the one to one personalness... the word 'disposable' says it all...

The English Teacher said...

Actually, I like the fact that the chairs are by a parking meter, as if you have to pay to park your rear end and take a rest. :)

Unknown said...

Hey Carmi, Thanks for your condolences. Good to hear from you. I don't like all the disposables that we have in our society. Plastic bottles are the worst!