Capitalist Bastards

Really, making things cheaply:

Given that a kilt usually costs upwards of £375, I know what you\’re thinking: Scots love a bargain – or at least words to that effect – so they must be delighted at such a good deal. Well, yes and no. As prudent as Scots are – and I proudly count myself among them – after a day of wearing the £25 kilt, I\’m left wondering: is nothing sacred? I ask, not because of the inevitable chaffing that comes from wearing a kilt around the office, or the funny looks I got going to the canteen, or even because of the difficulties I encountered going to the loo, but because it\’s so cheap.

How dare they make things that the hoi polloi can afford? Next thing you know the proles will have enough to eat!

4 thoughts on “Capitalist Bastards”

  1. Hard to believe Lidl’s kilts flew off the shelves in such numbers, and at such speed, that the story was all over the main Scottish TV news…… I suspect the author has a bad dose of “heritage snobbery”, a well-known affliction of everyday Scottish life where the past was glorious, and a’ that, and happily smiling but grimy proles with a life expectancy of 40 predominated, and knew their places. Heritage is only any good when it’s expensive – that’s the whole point of it; ask the Arts Council 😀

  2. “not because of the inevitable chaffing that comes from wearing a kilt around the office”

    Is that a misprint? Should that not be ” . . inevitable chafing that . . “?

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