It's weird, I know can be pretty careless with my budget from time to time but you'd think I'd remember buying that many human beings. Maybe it was another late night eBay debacle?
But according to this site, that's how many slaves work for me, and who am I to argue. After all, I answered their questionnaire, went through the whole rigmarole, and they gave me an honest answer. I can hardly hold them responsible when I can't handle the truth.
It doesn't seems fair, though, that I apparently own all these slaves and I don't get any of the perks one would assume comes with illegal slave ownership. Where's the scantily clad beautiful boys feeding me peeled grapes and fanning me with a palm leaf? Where's the bevy of nubile young things catering to my every whim while wearing togas?
Sorry, all my ideas of slavery were stolen from old Mel Brooks films.
But seriously, I have to admit that the results disturbed me. Apparently I'm below the average, which sits at 38, but even so 25 seems like an awful lot to me.
Just because I need these things, doesn't mean I can't make an effort to make sure that the products I'm buying are as slavery-friendly as possible. In some cases it's obviously more difficult, such as when slavery is used to produce or mine the raw materials that are then used to produce the goods. But that shouldn't excuse me from looking for alternatives.
Or at the very least, if the products I own are manufactured by slave labour surely I owe it to the people who made them to be aware of it.
So go check it out for yourself and see if your ranking comes back as better than mine. Who knows, you might learn something along the way. I know I did.