“We want to gorge night after night on affordable Thai fare and to guzzle Merlot at wine bars seemingly more numerous than all the grapes in America, and then to drop hundreds of dollars on removing the dental stains and fleshly dimples that result. ”

— NOREEN MALONE, a writer who tried (and failed miserably) to live on Groupon deals for a week [via Slate]

After a frustrating week of unimpressive and impractical deals, along with rude service at restaurants when she redeemed her coupons, Malone continues with her train of thought:

We might not know, sitting in our cubicles, that we want these things—but take 50 percent off the sticker price, and suddenly we do.

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