I thought this blog was dead. Then I went to PE and saw this remarkably stupid garment.
Even more annoying than the garments was my tacit complicity in their commercial success. Because these remarkably stupid garments were hanging at a toddler’s eye level, I was forced to squat to photograph them. Which drew the attention of passing women. “Adorable!” they agreed, and stopped to consider the remarkably stupid garments they would not otherwise have noticed. Media culpa.
All this returned to haunt me today as I watched this indictment on the business I aim to serve, and which returned me to this video sent to me by a student earlier this semester. With first years like her preparing to enter a world which hawks remarkably stupid garments for people too young to make informed choices, I choose to hope that my picture-taking dilemma will be expiated.