There' s never a day that I've stayed away from the shops. Except when I'm ill and bed-ridden, which is hardly.
There's always something to buy.
That doesn't mean that I'm a shopaholic, incapable of being thrifty.
I used to not think about this very normal thing we do. And recently, when the economic crunch hit us all, I started thinking about my neighbourhood shops.
Already, they're competing with the big boys. With this downturn, they're barely surviving. So, i do whatever I can.
And I am a supporter of local small traders.
So how can I not go to Ah Leong's shop or buy Kak Limah's nasi lemak tomorrow? What if everyone decides not to buy anything tomorrow?
Won't that hurt the small businesses? Even for that one day?
I believe that we all should be thrifty, to not overspend or be extravagant in these hard times. But, I also believe that we should help keep our economy alive, in whatever way we can, no matter how small.
So you see, it is difficult for me to join in and celebrate not buying anything.
And, oh...tell me....how do you assess the success of "Buy Nothing Day"?