Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Pricey Stuff

I have little reason to read the Business Pages of the newspaper but since I read the newspaper pretty thoroughly I do at least glance at Business. I was caught by one article. In it was quoted some woman who had her hair cut and styled at the cost of $150. Further down was an item about a purse for $1650. What have we come to? People are starving around the world, some even in our own United States. I rarely talk about social issues in this blog, but this just caught me wrong (or maybe right). Lady, get a $40 cut and style and send the other $110 to Doctors Without Borders or CARE or the charity of your choice. And as for the $1650 purse....

Lest the men think they are any better...notice how many Hummers there are on the road? And how about the salaries and perks for CEOs and the $4M mansions or the exclusive clubs, gold or otherwise that have memberships at $4-5K a year. I shall now get down from my soapbox.


Blogger Bill Crider said...

Speaking of men (and haircuts), didn't John Edwards get a $400 haircut?

5:18 AM  

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