God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
26 August 2007 @ 11:16 am
Sometimes, you run across something that just makes you sick. This is one of those times.

This article, from the LA Times, describes "glamping" (glamorous camping). Apparently, for the uber-rich with nothing better to do, there are companies that will rent you out...for $600 a night...a camp area complete with butler, maid, and chef (this doesn't count the $100+/person/day for food), all so you can your overdone lifestyle can go camping without having to give up your home comforts.

*blink*

What really took the cake was the descriptions of the family used as an example. Their plans started with the 6-year-old wanting to go fishing in Montana (they live n Boston, so how he got this idea, I dunno). Once out there, the kid eventually decided he didn't want the butler making the s'mores. I started to brighten up at this, until it went on to say that he wanted to make them himself...and then sell them to everyone else at $10 a piece. Later on, he and some other kid set up logs to make a fort...and put up a sign charging $5 just to enter. just what is this kid learning? He's learning to be another high-powered, money-obsessed asshole, sounds like.

Camping? My ass.