Comprehend the true depths of your decadent consumerist lifestyle with this one weird trick!

by worstideas

Background:

If you stay in one apartment or house for a long time, you tend to accumulate a large number of superfluous possessions.

But it’s hard to get an idea of exactly how much stuff you have.

Proposal:

Moving trucks should have a weight sensor on them to tell you how many pounds of stuff you own.

This would be like a truck weigh station, only built into the moving truck itself.

Then, you could figure out how much stuff you have by just checking the dial (Figure 2).

moving-van

Fig 1: A moving truck. When you fill it up with all your worldly possessions, it could tell you how much all that stuff weighs.

weight-dial

Fig 2: This dial would go in the dashboard, right next to the speedometer. Possibly actual weight could be reported rather than just judgmental terms.

Conclusion:

This feature should be added to every moving van!

PROS: It’s a great way to figure out exactly how much stuff you have accumulated.

CONS: May hurt the consumer-based economy. Equipping a fleet of moving trucks with scales would add a small cost to each truck. Wouldn’t work for people who hoard extremely light items (e.g., feathers or styrofoam packing peanuts).

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