Sunday, October 28, 2007

A Life Beyond GOOG

Sunday is a time for changing your evil ways. And so I'm thinking, what could I be doing differently? How could I improve my life?

Lately, I've been obsessed with the Google message board. I'm in it all the time, even on the weekend. Throwing back cans of Red Bull. From what I can tell, I'm not the only one.

After a while, you start believing the world is like the Google message board - full of foul-mouthed, bad spellers. You get the shakes. You start thinking, there's got to be a better way to live than this.

Well, brother, there is, and I'm here to tell you about it.

In desperation, I decided to check out another message board. Something I didn't own, so I wouldn't agonize about everything I read there. Something that would pacify my mind.

I went to the message board for WTR.

Immediately, a soothing feeling came over me. On this whole board, there are just 1,609 postings, compared to 421,437 on the GOOG board. There are just 12 messages for the whole month of October! Now, that's a pace I can manage.

And the postings themselves are courteous and polite. Recent threads include:

> "Sorry for a basic question, but..."

> "After reading the board..."

> "California Snowpack Lowest in 20 Years"

Which is not to say that the board is without vinegar:

> "Good earnings? Serious question about WTR"

> "Who said bottled water is out of style?"

I read all the messages back to August and not once did I see one called, "SELL THIS BLOATED PIG!!!" By the time I got through, I was rolling along, singing a song. And I knew a whole lot more about water.

GOOG is a great stock, but if the message board has been getting you down, take my advice and switch to WTR.

You'll thank me for it.


Anonymous said...

You want me to sell my GOOG and buy WTR?!?! Are you nuts??

Larry Blumen said...

Read my lips: buy GOOG. Read WTR.