The Great American Divide
October 8, 2008 (No Responses)
IF EVERÂ we needed proof of the huge divide between the haves and the have nots in AmericaÂ just take a look at what Nieman Marcus will beÂ selling next month…
All over America this week most people are probably worrying about the value of their dollar; some people are wondering if they will still have their house next month, others are wondering if they will even have a job next week. All around them their carefully constructed infomercially safe homespun world is crashing down in a whirlwind of financial disasters and broken political promises. It’s pretty much all doom and gloom no matter where they look and the outlook going forward isn’t getting much better.
Unless of course they happen to be looking at the items soon to be on sale from Nieman Marcus as announced today.
Fancy a customÂ golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus in your backyard in time for Christmas? It’s a steal at only $1M. Got $110,00 to spare? Then all you have to do is decide betweenÂ shooting some hoops with the Harlem Globetrotters or purchasing a carbon fibre motorbike that will hurl you down the road at 190 mph.
Still, if you find yourself a little pushed for cash in these troubled times you can still get a bargain basement option. Fancy seeing a life size replica of yourself in Lego? No problem – it will only set you back about $60,000.
I’m sure there will be queues around the block for these items when they go on sale in the next month; let’s just hope the prospective purchases don’t have to walk past any of those unsightly homeless folks.