Conspicuous Consumption

Even the first nations people of British Columbia have a long tradition of conspicuous consumption. They hold potlatch ceremonies where you gain merit by giving the guests eulachon oil (or grease as they call it ), but they also deliberately waste large quantities of the oil by pouring it on the fire. The guests all cheer an the great blaze.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:69)