Readers, a super short bonus post today. Imagine overhearing the following (partly hypothetical) conversation:
Person A: Hey, I was reading the other day about this thing called The Great American Apparel Diet. It sounds like people decide they want to cut back on their spending, and so they just decide not to buy any new clothes for a period of time, like for three months or six months, or whatever. Or even for a year. Pretty cool idea, right?
Person B: What? Wait, no clothes for a year? A year? [Pauses, trying quickly to think up something witty/snarky] People don't even buy any underwear [pauses for maximum effect] ... for a whole year?
Readers, what can we learn from Person B's response? Why do you think Person A's idea died the moment it entered Person B's mind?
Update: There turned out to be a lot more going on in this conversation than I initially thought! I've written a follow-up piece on this post that you can find here.
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