Friday, October 19, 2007
Well it's not as bad as that, but close. As our society goes deeper and deeper into never denying our kids anything, (see My Super Sweet 16) this one stands out.
I was going to go off on parents who do anything for their kids and will spend vast sums just to get them into a Miley Cyrus concert, when you know that she will be right back again next year. Then, I started thinking back to the days of Cabbage Patch kids, Tickle Me Elmo, and adults going crazy for their kids, and so maybe this Hannah Montana craze for tickets isn't that unusual. I think what makes it more unusual is that the other toys were for kids for Christmas and indulgence at Christmas isn't that unusual.
In this case though, this might be going too far. A local radio station in St. Louis held a race where men raced against each other for 50 yards in a pair of high heels. Eventually 150 men in heels showed up and when all was said and done Matt Austin won the event. It turns out though that Matt Austin doesn't have any kids, or none he wanted to win tickets for anyway. No, Matt Austin ran the race for his boss who has a young daughter. Now. If the boss is in a wheelchair, blind, or is just disabled from overexposure to Paris Hilton, then I apologize in advance.
However, if the boss is just a fat ass who knew he couldn't win, and "asked" his employee to do it, then the boss is the king of the jackasses. As far as I know all the other men in heels were all dads who were making a fool out of themselves for their daughter while this guy gets a marathon drag queen to do his running for him. Hell, the boss will probably just end up selling the tickets on E-Bay for $3000, buying a CD for his daughter and telling her Miley Cyrus canceled the show and is a pregnant lesbian.