S:     Sadiq, I have an important question to ask you.

A:     Yeah, sure.

S:     Will you go lawn shopping with me?

A:     Sadiq. Are you right in your head? Have the billboards gotten to you?

S:     Well actually, my mother’s birthday is coming up and she’s been flipping though Facebook pages with my sister over these lawns. I thought I’d buy one for her and amuse you in the process.

A:     Well that’s awfully bourgeois of you. But I don’t think it’s a very special gift.

S:     No but it is. You know how women fight over these clothes. I have to track down this one print she loved from this catalogue. D-654 it says. Apparently it’s sold out everywhere.

A:     Are you kidding me? We have to traipse through all the cloth markets of Lahore looking of this one print! Show me that catalogue! It’s not even that pretty Sadiq! I will never understand women. This is for 8,000 rupees! That’s insane.

S:     I knew I would enjoy your outrage. It’s a commodity, it has a demand, let the market be, let the mills make their profits.

A:     But it’s all these designers who are making the profits. You really think the millwalas are benefitting? And from what? Societal greed and consumerism?

S:     Yes, I do think this is a good thing. We produce our own and buy our own. And why should art not be encouraged. The designers have put in effort…

A:     Sadiq many of these designers cant even draw a stick figure. So many are just bored socialites who have too much money and this is a nice easy way to invest money.

S:     I don’t buy that. If I had to start a business like this, I wouldn’t know the first place to start. You’re just jealous, because this mars your vision of an equal society. But let demand go down, and people become unwilling to spend, lawn prices will fall. Will you be happy then?