When you’re down in the dumps – broke, depressed, bleak and weary – there’s a surefire way to lift your spirits.
Shopping, shopping, shopping therapy.
It never matters that we neither need nor can afford whatever we buy, nothing beats the blues like a new set of butcher knives or shoes.
The City of Tucson is onto this little shopping therapy ploy to improve its own self-esteem. Rather than grabbing for cutlery or footwear, however, the town is going whole hog and buying itself a brand new streetcar system.
The funding for purchasing this shiny new toy was voter-approved, which means most of the people who actually get out and vote agreed with the therapeutic benefits of buying things for the heck of it.