Sunday, July 08, 2007
I think the clothes at Monoprix are cute. I’m tempted to try them on when I go grocery shopping. Since practically all of France frequents this store, however, I don’t want people to recognize my clothing as having been purchased there. I’m not name conscious (now that I have to pay for my own clothes), nor am I a fashionable dresser. I wear jeans and t-shirts most of the time. Thus, a Monop ensemble would be a step up. It must be the emotional baggage I still carry from a humiliating childhood experience. While sitting on the cold floor of the multi-purpose room during an elementary school assembly, a classmate informed me that my "cool" silver and blue sneakers were Kmart brand. I went to the school nurse to report the child abuse immediately. My mother needed to be held accountable for dressing me like a peasant, or at least come and pick me up so I could go home and change.