Joel Stein asks: between stainless steel, bottled water and designer jeans....what were we thinking?
He offers a list to look back on in shame before your grandchildren.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Paying $3,000 a month to live near Manhattan? Exactly as near as the Sweathogs lived? You can wear librarian glasses, play in a band and go to readings in Iowa City too. Either way, you're not in New York.
Dog gyms: We got so lazy, we needed people to motivate our pets to run around. Somewhere, I'm sure a chef was paid to prepare a dog's own poop for him.