That I am the typical Primark Man. I feel it’s a job well done, if I come out with a trolley full of clothes and change out of 50 quid.
In the US, a similar exercise can be undertaken in Wal-Mart, Kmart, or Target.
“Look!” I have declared. “I’ve got all this for only this much!”
My idea of dressing up is putting on a shirt with a collar and a pair of ten quid trousers, and wearing my only pair of shoes instead of canvas ones or sandals. I dress for comfort you see, as well as being frugal about it. I know I don’t look as outrageous as some guys I see about, but OK, I’ll admit that I don’t look stylish either.
Isn’t that for those that have lots of money to spend on these things? I have noticed that some people I know will spend a tidy sum on new clothes, but then eat cheap junk food. Surely, I’m more sensible to spend much less on clothes, and fill my stomach with better quality food?
Perhaps, just perhaps I should tip the scales at least a little more. It’s a New Year. A new job is on the horizon in a new location. Perhaps I should celebrate, when the pennies start rolling in again, by getting myself a little pampering. A new hair style, and at least a few decent items for my wardrobe?
Now, I don’t want to festoon my body with designer labels. I’m still not convinced that they necessarily mean quality, and a poseur I am not. Designer labels only mean something to others that follow such things. I’ve never even heard of half of these names. No, if I am to invest in a new wardrobe, it has to be quality above anything else, as well as looking good.
Anyway, you may ask, why this article at all? It’s just so not like me is it?
I’ll fess up. I got a little inspiration from this article in the Guardian today.
Check it out, and tell me what you think. Should I continue being a proud Primark person, or should I go a little upmarket this year?
Tags: cheap junk, designer labels, gag reflex, junk food, kmart, little inspiration, lots of money, new hair style, new job, new location, pennies, poseur, primark, quality food, sandals, target, tidy sum, trolley, wal-mart, wardrobe
Why does everything seem to go wrong on Mondays? I remember writing on this topic just last week.
Services that were once a luxury, such as telephone, and even electricity are now seen as necessities and for many the Internet falls into that category too. It certainly does for those of us that rely on the connectivity to earn a few pennies each day!
This morning,Â no Internet. That means no phone too, when you use VOIP. That’s not so bad, as mine is set up to forwardto my cellphone if there’s a net outage anyway. Although I can check my emails on my cellphone, it’s not a full web browser,Â and not the best way to try and reply.
Fortunately, I was off to visit a client this morning anyway, so I’ve been able to purloin a spare computer of theirs to do some other tasks that needed doing this morning.
Heck it was only yesterday, that I was commenting that ‘we’ve never had it so good” as far as the Internet goes.Â I guess, I put a jinx on things, and today’s citywide outage is all my fault!