Some nights I can’t sleep. Sometimes I know why and sometimes it’s a complete mystery. I do know why I couldn’t sleep last night. Actually, there are a few reasons:
I spun the mattress and it felt different
I’m doing a cleanse and my tummy felt different
It was cold and I was too lazy (stubborn) to get up and get another blanket.
At any rate, I put my wakefulness to good use by thinking. “What did I think about?” you ask. Oh, I know you didn’t but I’m going to tell you anyway. You know I am so you may as well relax and prepare yourself to be bored.
Here it is, the topic of my nightly rambling;
Will Seniors Ruin Canada’s Economy? A dissertation by someone who’s ‘only slightly confused’ most of the time.
You see, according to Stats Can more than one in six people in Canada is over age 64. They don’t tell us how many more because Stats Can doesn’t like to bother Canadians with too many useless details.
Here’s what I’m thinking. Every one of these ‘more than 1 in 6 people’ has been spending money since they were old enough to squeeze a quarter. We’ve amassed a boat load of ‘stuff’ in the process. …tons of stuff actually. Now, 1 in 6 people are thinking seriously (if they haven’t already done it) of drastically downsizing. They (okay, we) are looking at apartments, condos, smaller houses, trailer parks……and wondering what the heck they are going to do with all this ‘stuff’ they have amassed. Sure they can sell one car, sell the house, that’s easy but what about all this ‘stuff’? You know the stuff I mean. Two full bookcases of books, four TV’s, three bedroom sets, a rec room full of furniture you haven’t visited in several years, three sets of china, the list goes on. The ‘stuff’ must go. These folks (1 in 6 you know) have stopped buying. They don’t need anything. They don’t want anything. A good portion of them spend half the year in another country to escape Canadian winters. They aren’t spending their money in Canada. They have passed on a lot of their ‘stuff’ to their kids. Now the kids don’t need anything. How are we going to keep our manufacturers, importers and retailers in business?
And then I finally got to sleep.