With every new year, there’s something quite particular in the rounding up of numbers.
“We are now less than 365 days until 2020” said Mum Yih. “And so what?” My gut instinct churned out instantly. The double zeros (2000 babies) turn 20? The Tokyo Olympics? The Election?
In hindsight, it doesn’t really matter. Did we really need to celebrate into the early hours? Or pour all efforts and energy into one day in particular?
“Well, of course you do.” The negatron in me evaporates.
My point, of course, goes back to the fact that I no longer believe in dedicating everything to one particular event in life. I do not dismiss the idea of commemorating an achievement or milestone, but it makes a lot more sense to celebrate the things in life that take a long-term effect on us; like, an improvement in attitude, patience and self-improvement. And yet, these are “small” things which are so often overlooked.
So when it comes to purchasing an item for one particular occasion, it really is nonsense to my ears. Because when I purchase anything, I try to come up with some sort of lifetime wear so that the cost per wear turns the digits into cents.
Unrealistic? Perhaps. Though the environment and my wallet are sure to scream in joy.
The only item of clothing that really plays longevity in the closet is the tuxedo - in the honest presumption that you will never have to outgrow it, of course. Which is the real reason I am now selling mine below via Depop.
So behold, my new year’s rant is about to transform into a shopping list for the gents. For no particular occasion, of course.