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Saturday, July 29, 2006

What i saw today

I saw this, from Caleb Daniloff's blog (What i saw today):

Strolled the Church Street marketplace during lunch. The annual summer sidewalk sale was under way. The crowds were thick under the white tents, hands rifling through clothes-racks, shopping bags hanging from elbows. I picked up one dress shirt, just to see what a $185 button-down felt like. It felt like protection from the embarassment of showing up in the same shirt as a lower-paid co-worker. Lots of merch, lots of money changing hands, lots of 50-percent-off signs. For some reason, this was a newsworthy event. I spotted several TV crews and a local columnist, eyes and cameras trained on all the swooning consumers except for those of us seeking out the 50-percent-off health-insurance table, half-off fuels stand and drastically reduced war-casualties counter.

This is a post from Wed, July 26. I saw the same sale, and had some of the same thoughts this morning.

July 29, 2006 at 04:27 PM in VT Blogs | Permalink


Wow. Yeah, I have those feelings at least 10 times a day, with or without traipsing down Church St.

Posted by: casey | Jul 31, 2006 2:08:37 PM

It's kind of small to put down a person because of the clothes that they wear.

I find that people that feel that I spend too much on clothes often spend money on things like cigarettes or alcohol. For other people it's books (I prefer to use the library) or sporting equipment.

These people could easily give up their vices and they'd have a little more for the electric bill and the heating bill.

Or they can complain about the shirt that I'm wearing.

Tell you what -- I won't complain about the way you spend money, and you don't complain about my fancy shirt.

P.S. My $185 shirt was tailored by italian craftsmen. Your $10 shirt was made in a Chinese sweatshop.

Posted by: Dapper Dan | Jul 31, 2006 5:00:02 PM

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