I just thought this was an interesting acronym that Amazon uses for selling unprofitable knick knacks.
They call it:
It stands for:
Can’t Realize A Profit.
Sometimes, you see people buying stuff, lots of stuff, and it’s not important–often, it’s all a lot of junk.
But they like to shop–bordering on shopsholics’ compulsion.
Maybe they don’t even have a lot of money for this stuff.
However, just the act of buying it–of having some control in their lives and some freedom of the purse–makes them feel good and buy and hoard more and more things.
Likely it ends up in Goodwill, recyclables, the attic, or the trash.
Is it crap?
Well you can’t make realize a profit on it. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)