This caught my eye this morning while ingesting the first dose of caffeine for the day.
“Vacations are a nonnegotiable part of contemporary life, even in challenging economic times,” said travel industry spokesman Peter Yesawich.
In a similar vein, a spokesman for the Association of US Mortgage Lenders stated that massive mortgages and cyclical refinancing are a nonnegotiable part of contemporary life, and when economic times get tough, subprime mortgages and negative-amortization ARM’s are there to help.
Yet another indication of how invested our society is in the easy motoring culture we have built for ourselves. The interesting part is that a lot of people will agree with the statement made by the travel industry shill and will indeed continue to go on vacations even while the bills start racking up.