Saturday, January 06, 2007
Maybe kids have trouble learning math lately but they have no trouble recognizing designer apparel. I was wearing an old pair of shoes yesterday, a pair that I picked up for about $20 in an outlet mall. I bought them because they were comfortable and I liked them. I could not believe how many kids thought I was wearing Prada shoes. My main experience with Prada is the Canal Street knockoffs I used to buy. One pair of Prada's would probably cost more than 10 pairs of shoes in my closet, definitely something I would not buy on a teacher's salary, even with the upcoming $750 bonus. How do kids know these things? And more importantly, why are they so impressed by them? Boy, has our society turned materialistic.