...a lot of credit card holders reach their credit limit.
...the shopping list includes more "wants" than "needs".
you know when election is near when...
...you receive a birthday card from our elected goverment official from your mail.
...you see roads being fixed even if nothing's wrong with them and you will see a post beside saying "Serbisyong Publiko Alay ni fill in an govt candidate" (translates to: Public service provided by ______).
...the christmas decors seen in the streets have names and faces on them and its not santa claus or baby jesus.