which sounds so appealing - two seconds and I'm in the draw to win a years supply of biscuits, or a new kind of deodorant, or a flat screen tv. Who wouldn't want to do it?
Well, me for one. In keeping with my ''simplicity'' mantra, I am making a deliberate decision not to LIKE anymore product pages on Facebook, and not to enter any of the competitions that come my way via email. (I don't get circulars in the letterbox so don't even know about the paperbased ones by default).
I figure that almost of the things we are being offered are just more stuff. Sure some of it's consumable (like the deodorant or the biscuits) but most is just going to be new replacement stuff for the things I already have. And realistically I don't need or want 25 packets of chocolate chippie biscuits in any case.
The idea of winning an overseas holiday is kind of appealing. Or even a new car. But again, the reality is that I probably couldn't afford, let alone justify, the spending money for a trip - and the insurance on a new car would be crippling (well I guess I could sell it....) - and besides the likelihood of winning those are pretty remote.
So, thanks but no thanks to the ipod, the makeup samples, the years subscription to SKY.
In the interests of simplicity, and as my own small move against consumerism, I choose to ignore the spam and concentrate on enjoying the things I already have.