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Wants and More Wants

I had three of that particular thing, One I had purchased some years back, And was not using it as it was old, Though it still did all that a new one could, The other I had purchased because I liked its shell, But used it hardly ever and kept it stocked, The third I had bought just a few days back, And was using it to the full, Then suddenly another model of that thing appeared in market, All around me wanted to have just a unit of it, Were I to be left behind, Certainly no,I had to have it, I perhaps did not even have money to purchase it, But I was ready to borrow to get that fourth number, Of a thing whose earlier three just about did the same work, It happens with me all the time, That I make multiple purchases of an item, And keep them still, Using one more than the others, God alone knows as to do I ever plan their usage, If it grows old I may even consign it to garbage, This fourth one made me think, As I write this and more, That had I continued with just the first acquired, Till it broke bad and/or technology changed radically, I would have saved at least on two, But who is saving for whom, Not me for myself at least, For if it were so, I wouldn’t have purchased second,third and fourth at all, I think the loss is a societal loss, I preempted three units which would have been better used, By those who had none of it, So I decided just about then, That my decision is to be based on fact, That if I have one or more, That works as well , Than I am gonna leave the purchase unmade, And concentrate resources on that which I do not have, Sellers had to cry and cry aloud through media of all sorts, Boy ! you are not doing right, But hurting our cause, We are concerned with sales and you are just about making them tough, Earlier we could make you the second sale, Now we have to make it first miles away, Please do not do so and behave all right, Clarity,however,had seeped deep in the consumer in me, Who now refused to budge, Even if it meant taking world’s sellers’ grudge.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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