Clever Girl has been around the block for enough time to know that a lot of people are all about prestige and money.
However, now and then she is caught off guard and finds herself surprised by the upgraded continuously level of social convention of the upper middle class.
It was at the school picnic when the Clever Girl realised that the competition of showing off one’s wealth moved to an entirely new level. A level called picnic blanket.
At the school we all know that people can afford a pretty comfortable lifestyle; at the end of the day, our kids go to a private school. However, the posh, fancy-looking and as expensive as hell picnic blanket tell the onlooker, who doesn’t know who you are, how much money one has.
Clever Girl never thought much about her picnic blankets and was using the regular, affordable IKEA stuff.
But for the first time in her life, she felt somewhat embarrassed sitting on her £5 red blanket and thinking what other people were going to think about her. She wasn’t uncomfortable with her blanket’s price tag but rather by her thoughts and wonderings. Yes, the Clever Girl who was preparing to be clever for many years, got herself caught up in the silliness of having and showing off just like the rest of the society.
At that very moment, she knew she needed to re-define her cleverness.