When I purchased this lovely little globe necklace, the salesclerk looked confused that I'd want it. Holding it up with one hand, and pointing with the other he declared, "That's all in Spanish. You can't use that."
That's my WTF expression.
I dunno, does anyone buy a teeny-tiny globe necklace because they plan to use it? Would the fact that it is in Spanish make that much of a difference if you were using it? I reckon Australia would still be Australia in Spanish, and so on. I'd like to think I possess enough general geography knowledge that I could manage it if something in life necessitated peering at the globe around my neck to see if Canada borders the United States.
What struck me was how serious the man was about it being a functional object. He didn't seem otherwise unintelligent, which now makes me wonder in hindsight if it was some sort of racist comment I didn't pick up on at the time. As someone who is routinely mistaken for Latina, it is all the more confusing. As I wasn't angrily told to, "Go back where you came from!" I'll assume it probably wasn't racism, at least not the blatant sort. Very odd.
Scarf blouse-New Life Thrift
Gucci shoes-Goodwill ($7.99! I know, I nearly peed myself with excitement)
Betsey Johnson purse-Hand-Me-Ups
Earrings-Shop Ko at least 15 years ago
Fragrance-Bal a Versailles
That's what a $500.00 pair of shoes looks like (I saw some listed for even more new with the box). I guess you pay for the little inter-locking G's on the sole? Walking around, it isn't like they're a whole hell of a lot different from a pair of sandals I can pick up at K Mart, but hey, Luxury Goods! Imagine having enough money that you'd wear something a couple of times and then simply donate it to Goodwill. Well, I can't imagine it.
"Auntie Em, Autie Em, Toto peed in my bed again!"