keeping up with the Joneses

It is hard  to  believe  how much life  has changed in the   last  few  decades      it is  hard for the majority of   teenagers  and younger to   realise  life  with out  the  internet .

although my    dad  who is in mid  70s    can remember   getting   the  first   tv  with  massive   aerial which is   dad had to twiddle  about   while   watching   an fa cup match  not   at all like today   were  their  is gadgets  were   u can watch  tv  and numerous   channels   and   most of   the  time my mum  watches   Welsh tv  and various   dramas    and   my dad is   glued to  his detectives   and sport .

It was deffo  more  of    a  family affair with all watching the  same programme   but not  sure  how we   would  cope today  with this and who would  have hold of the   remote

I  think it   was in the   early 50s  that  the    adverts   began on tv   creating   the  consumer   society   we know  today      making    everyone think  they   needed at least a  semi   with  a drive   for the  car  and   the  magic  2.5   kids  were     .5  of  a person  comes  from  i will never  know  as time   progressed      houses   became   bigger   the   more money  you  had  and of  course   more  space that  u  have  to  fill with  what    was  advertised  on tv  which  goes along  with the  mentality  BUY  BUY  BUY     OR   BUY MORE    BUY OFTEN  AND   BUY BETTER   BUT IF  u follow these    rules   u will   never  succeed and   be happy as   something    better  always  comes along  and  u just have to   keep with the  Joneses.

My dad    grew up with out a bathroom   and remembers    all  having   a  bath in atub  my mum  says   remembers   being  the   first with  a bathroom in the   village llan in wales  it was  such a big   thing   apparantly to have a bath but these days    their is  2  sinks  Y and   the  bathrooms in some places  are  like  massive   ballrooms   and  just   wow   factor   or with  a kitcken / bathrooom /    mixer   taps   and  the    surfaces  of houses   always  changed i  vaguely remember  going to  places   were  there  was no wall to wall   carpets   but today   it is  laminate  and then  realise   cold back to   fluffy  carpets  but   then splodges of wine    so   change it  again  mainly cos  the  advertising   people  say to

I must  admit to  having a  fetish   for  reading  writing  stuff   so tend to  fill  space with   books etc  but appliances  rooms   just want or need the  basics  i moved into   a flat once  very quickly  and  furnished   it with other people s  castoffs    so  to speak well   put it  this way     i am   relatively   slim   but someone  gave me a  bed   and  it callopsed   oh well   never had the   bottle   to  tell the person  either  (  bit late  now as   gone to  the  bed in the   sky ).

I wonder  what  will the  future  will  bring    and   what   would   our  ancestors    think if   brought  back   to our gadget   filled lives   today   .

Sadly   i think a  few  things  do not   change  their   are  still   some people   who not in their   wildest   dreams   have a bathroom  or  the  basic   indoor plumbing   that   the  so called  western  world    take for   granted  or even   water  to drink let alone   cook with .

I suppose   we can vote   for  change with our  so-called   dosh  and  as  a certain  supermarket   says    every little  helps   so make it  chic  to go green  although must admit   i am not good  at  doing this as  if on a  limited   income   cost   of  going   green  does not  come cheep  but more  and more     adverts  are  thinking   this  and about the  carbon footprint   I suppose    you  just have  to do yr  best and  buy  sensibly    as  someone or other   said “what   good a house   if not  got  a decent planet   to put it on ”      i have    no need   to really play the  consumerism  game well ok  I  do a bit as   you any  have   guessed  My  SURNAME IS  JONES !!!!!!!

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About loubyjo

I have all my life been fascinated by words and books especially I used to have this strange idea that I could read every book in the world well maybe just 80% of them . My life can at times be really stressful as suffer my brains wires are all wonky which results in me having aspergers syndrome thats probably where all my crazy ideas spill out from !!!IIIalso have ocd which results in my thoughts getting stuck in my head causing me lots of distress , but hey what is perfection and if i ever met a perfect person it would probably send me fast asleeP AND YOU AS WELL SO iIam hoping to use this blog to let you lnow what it is like to be me !! in the last few years also discovered got ptsd this is were most of probs stem from
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