Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How the other half lives...(it's not all leisure)

Today's Washington Post talks about how money doesn't always buy life on the chaise lounge popping bon bons under Pool Boy's watchful fan.

"The richest people spent nearly twice as much time as the poorest people in leisure activities that were active, structured and often stressful -- shopping, child care and exercise."

I'm confused on the child care bit...don't nannies come into the equation at a certain point? But shopping IS stressful, as these poor souls below will attest. (They've lost their heads after an afternoon at the Chevy Chase Collection!)





Note: Mannequins from the Brooks Brothers window displays. No wealthy families were harmed in the creation of these photos or blog post.

4 Comments:

At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Mike Licht said...

Do not underestimate the stress of choosing the right multicultural tots for adoption and hiring a decent-looking nanny your spouse won't screw.

And then there are those tiresome Paparazzi . . . .

http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/fall-of-civilization-more-signs-fotos-too/

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger globalchameleon said...

Those paparazzi can be so trying, indeed (sigh)

I've got to put in a serious plug for adoption, though (domestic and international). Did you see this article tonight on CNN about parents giving up their kids because they can't afford to raise them?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/06/24/indonesia.boy/index.html

If you've got the resources and inclination to adopt, from one wee one to a Brangelina army of little Maddoxes (Maddi?), hats off to you.

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger globalchameleon said...

Oops - here is the link

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/06/24/indonesia.boy/index.html

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger globalchameleon said...

Okay, one last try with this

http://www.cnn.com/2008

/WORLD/asiapcf/06/24

/indonesia.boy/index.html

 

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