Thursday, August 25, 2005
Wall Street Journal and me
I finally did it. I subscribed to the Wall Street Journal On-Line edition.
I opted out of getting the paper edition for a multitude of reasons. For one, I never have time to sit and read at my own leisure. Each time I try, I have a toddler who pulls a "grab and run". After the chase, the paper is mauled beyond belief; hence, I wasted a $1. If I commuted on the train daily, that would be a different story. If a toddler does the "grab and run" there, that child's parent / guardian and I would be having some serious words. Secondly, since I never have time to sit and read, papers will stack. Stacks lead to clutter. I hate clutter. I used to get the Inquirer on the weekends. Mondays because "ditch the clutter" day. If I had a fireplace, again, that's a different story. The Inquirer would then become synonymous with kindling. That Third is the natural resource issue. I do recycle paper (practically the only thing a person recycles in Philly). I would recycle plastic if the dumbasses in City Hall would put a plan in action - but that's another blog topic for another day. Anyway, even with recycling paper, I feel guilty getting a paper and not reading it cover to cover. So, to alleviate my guilty conscience, I opt to read on-line.
With all that being said, I will be even more engrossed in business news. Hey, for me, that's totally rad bananas (thank you FTB for that new catch phrase)!