And suddenly it's so cool?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

This is a shirt that I saw today at American Eagle. It reads "Fun, Flat Broke & FAB". Yeah, I know it's supposed to be a spring-break themed shirt, but how has it suddenly become cool to be "flat broke"?

This thought it kind of piggy-backing on one of my previous posts where I was complaining that since most of my friends are broke, I have a hard time relating to them in conversation. They say "Oh, I'm so broke." and I just go "yeah....".


But really, this shirt floored me a little bit. Now, I am not the type to advertise that i'm "fun" or "fab", even if I AM those things. This shirt screams desperate and attention-whorish to me, but maybe that's just me. I just never thought we'd get to a point where being flat-broke was a social statement.

Oh, and the shirt is only $15, for those of you who want to be that little bit extra in the hole.

Am I over reacting? It seems so weird to me, what do you think?


Canadian Saver said...

Hmmm it's not something I'd wear either... don't like the statement and wouldn't want to be seen in it all day...

JW said...

I agree. When did it become cool to be "Flat Broke". Somebody obviously missed the point of Spring Break.