would you buy your way out of hassle?

by jenn on August 3, 2012

They say money can’t buy happiness.

I don’t know about that. I mean if Tom scored a cracking acting gig and we could afford to buy a modest home with a small yard for the dogs in the inner western suburbs we’d be pretty happy. It wouldn’t take 2+ hours to get to the city for auditions and work, I could work at a hospital with a little more room for career progression, we’d be far closer to the airport which would make flying home to Queensland way more do-able. Much less hassle I’d say.

What about on a smaller scale though? What if you finish work late and you really want to get to your favourite class at the gym but you’re stuck in peak hour traffic? You’d pay a toll to use a less congested route wouldn’t you?
What if your car breaks down when you’re on your way to your best mates birthday party? Rather than wait around for NRMA you’d pay for a cab, yes?
What if you really couldn’t be bothered taking the stairs and there was a shiny escalator near by but you had to donate to the ‘escalator related injuries fund’ before you could use it…

…Wait, what?

The Umi Facts Lab team conducted a social experiment to see how lazy we really are. Check out the results here.


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Kylez...aka...Mrs.P August 6, 2012 at 9:25 am

I saw someone post about this somewhere else and it would totally depend on a few things. I would use the stairs every time because to me they are a the time saver because you don’t get stuck behind those people who just stand on the escalator waiting to get the top. If I was with Mia then I would probably look for the elevator as I’m sure Dave would have cleaned me out of gold coins nd I wouldn’t be able to pay to go on the escalator anyway, lol!


jenn August 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Haha! I’m a stairs girl too, most of the time. People who don’t know hoe to stand to the left drive me mad!


Kylez...aka...Mrs.P August 6, 2012 at 10:44 pm

OMG! It’s so funny you say that about people keeping to the left because it drives me nuts too, and not just on escalators but anywhere! So much so I blogged about it! http://www.kyliepurtell.com/2012/01/keep-leftor-rightjust-keep-to-one-side.html


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