What She Wore: Straight, denim skirt; white t-shirt; pink, cable-knit sweater; pink Ugg boots.
Be Forewarned: This is going to sound judgemental–because it is.
The people who live across the street from me just bought a new Mercedes Benz. Yes, a Mercedes. Now, I watch the TV and I know most of America is in debt up to their eye balls, and I can’t fathom what would make a person buy a Mercedes. I mean, people can buy whatever type of car they want, but I don’t exactly live in a chic neighborhood–hell, I don’t even live on the side of my neighborhood with the big houses. And here’s where I get preachy. . . don’t people realize that cars are consumables? I LOVE cars. I CRAVE cars. I WISH WISH WISH I was a rapper or something, so i could have eight cars without the guilt. But I’m not a rapper. I’m an average American who knows that a car will cost you money and decline in value like nothing else. So there you go–my soap box–Americans may be in debt, but I think it’s mainly because people buy things they want–not things they need.
The other day I went to Walmart, and couldn’t get out of the place without using the bathroom. In the stall next to mine, I could see tennis shoes, jeans, and a box from an EPT pregnancy test. I can’t think of anything sadder. All I could think was that this poor girl couldn’t even take the test at home. Poor thing.
The building I work in is soooooo cold. The thermometer says 70, but I contest that. The heat only runs in the classrooms–not in the halls, and your nose will be cold after walking in the halls for a few minutes. I’m wearing a long-sleeve shirt and a sweater, and I’m cold. The kids are cold too–most of our kids come from bad economic situations, so there’s no room in the family budget for a solid red, white, or blue sweatshirt. I literally want to buy a sweatshirt for half the kids in the room. But there’s nothing we can do–but wait for warmer weather.