Apparently, the economy is worse than I thought.
I know, everyone is talking about it, everyone is worried. But we haven't been. We've always lived paycheck to paycheck, without the benefit of credit cards or savings accounts or stock dividends. We've been scrimping and saving with tightened belts our whole lives. It's like we've welcomed the rest of the world to our world! So, other than the raised prices at the grocery store and gas station, I hadn't really felt the impact of the current economic crisis. Until now.
I was reading the paper and came across something rather disturbing.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. No one has gone untouched by these trying times. Remember in Les Miserables when Fantine was driven to sell her most prized possessions, her hair, and, eventually, her body because of her desperate circumstances? It seems some our best-loved fairy tale and nursery rhyme heroines have found themselves in similar straits and are resorting to prostitution to make ends meet.
Red Riding Hood. Little no longer, she's more than woman enough to handle any beast lurking beneath the blankets!
Snow White. Don't let her white-as-snow skin fool you, this girl knows how to please a man, or seven!Little Bo Peep. She knows a thing or two about tail wagging.
Alice in Wonderland. For a bite of your magic mushroom she'll tell you what really happened at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
These are the costumes splashed all over the front of the Party City circular included in my Sunday paper this week! They're also featured prominently in ads all over the store.
Why has Halloween become nothing more than an excuse to dress like a whore? When I was a teenager there were a few costumes that were inherently naughty, like French Maid, Can Can Dancer, Playboy Bunny. But Snow White with cleavage? Little Red Riding Hood with black fishnets? Crikey, this makes me feel old! Don't I sound old?
I am so thankful Redheaded Snippet is being a ninja this year!
P.S. It's the day before Halloween and I still do not have Man-Cub's Indiana Jones jacket settled. I went to about 6 different stores, including virtually every thrift store within reach and all I have is a tan suede jacket that's too big and may need to be dyed. Should be fun. I'm going to try tea. I'll let you know how that works.