Monday, August 08, 2011

Bridal Bliss

Over at the Guardian, Kirsten Hansen has a piece discussing the lavish excesses of the overpriced-wedding industry, where $50,000 for a one-day party isn't unheard-of. I have nothing bad to say about the wedding industry, however; I fully encourage the growth of a profession based on persuading middle-class people to spend upwards of a whole year's post-tax take-home pay -- three or four percent of their entire adult professional lifetime earnings -- on a single day's party, because I believe letting fools keep hold of their money is a sin.

I also believe buying $300 sneakers for your still-growing child's feet is a very intelligent and well-thought-out thing to do, especially if you're a low-income parent wondering why you can't seem to ever get ahead in life.

8 Comments:

Anonymous NoStar said...

Have you seen that show from Britain about the weddings that Gypsies throw for their daughters?

Under educated, in-bread outcasts.

Each girl wants a bigger dress than the last. The dresses have gotten so big, the girls can't get into the carriages or fit down the isles of the Catholic churches they get married in. The spectacles are at first funny, but ultimately sad.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Abel said...

Poor dears. If they cast about in bread all the time, they'll either get moldy or a case of the weevils.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous smartass sob said...

Dears don't care - they'll eat moldy bread, even with weevils in it.

12:14 AM  
Anonymous NoStar said...

OK, so my spelling is crumby.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous smartass sob said...

OK, so my spelling is crumby.

Just crumby? Not moldy or full of weevils? :-)

7:49 PM  
Anonymous NoStar said...

I seem to have many crusty friends.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Abel said...

Better than that crusty underwear.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous No said...

My underwear's not crusty, but like a Mormon's they may be holy.

1:10 PM  

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