Friday, January 27, 2006



A young lawyer in the grip of a compulsive shopping addiction spent €4,000 (£2,745) in less than two hours at a motorway service station in Italy.
Police take compulsive shopper to hospital
The Guardian, Thursday January 26, 2006

That's 568,746 Japanese yen by my calculations. Inspired by this tortured soul's battle with her inner demons, I took a notepad and a piece of paper to my local convenience store to try and compile a shopping list that would put her in the shade.

Coincidentally, today's choice Japanese phrase is buzamana makekata o suru, meaning "to suffer a humiliating defeat." I was in the shop for 15 minutes and I realised I had no chance of getting anywhere near this woman's standard. Even with the new Shigatsu no yuki DVD and the premium biscuit selection from behind the counter, I was struggling to break 10,000 yen.

I guess the point of this story is that it takes a motorway service station to show us the true darkness that lies in a human heart.


Get on my level, dude. I could spend $5 G's at Lawsons in a heartbeat. Pr0n's expensive.
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