First there was SaveKaryn.com, one woman's plea to the world to send her money so that she could pay off her credit card debt. A few web links & emails get passes around and …poof… she ends up collecting $20,000 from strangers and paying off her debt. (At least that's what we're led to believe. I believe it, for what it's worth.)
Of course, SaveKaryn led to Save Karyn (the book), because we all need the blow by blow account that this treasure is sure to reveal.
Well, behold the power of the Internet as a woman has raised $4,500 from strangers to get a boob job. The detail oriented reader will note that it took just 4 1/2 months to get money for melons.
So, c'mon. It can't be this easy. If I wanted to lay wood flooring in my house (which I do – btw), you're telling me that I could start a "Help Kevin Lay Wood" fund and …poof… money would just start pouring in?! Give me a break.
Y'all have been on the internet for a while. Why are strangers willing to give each other money to indulge their wants? Is there a rational reason? Is a sign of things to come? And, most importantly, what selfish indulgence would you raise money for?