Ruminating on Amazon Prime
If you’re unfamiliar, Amazon Prime is a positively delightful service that makes most of the store’s inventory available to be shipped to you in two days for an annual fee of $80.
I abuse my Prime account. I used it to buy shower curtain rings the other day. Obsessively tracking the package online, I followed it from somewhere in Pennsylvania to my front door, where it arrived not even 36 hours later.
The total cost? $2.45.
My dark confession is that I even use my Prime account to buy toilet paper. I live near any number of 24-hour shops that readily sell the stuff, but I apparently need a stranger in Kentucky to put it on a truck and drive it to me overnight.
I am part of the problem.