There’s a thrill whenever you buy something expensive. Particularly when you know that you can’t really afford it. I’ve been thinking of getting a DVD player for ages, and my mother just gave me some money towards it for Christmas. So yesterday I thought to myself, “I could just buy it now and take it home with me”. But it was Buy Nothing Day! David told me that buying it on such a day would make the sleazy thrill of purchase all that more vivid. And he was right.