Magical Garments

Suits are not so much status technology as status magic. They magically confer parental approval on offspring who could otherwise not achieve it. The mechanism is that others approve the suit, and thereby approve the parents. Who cares who is inside the suit, as long as the agreement among parents to respect one another for their suitably-attired sprogs holds? I once informed my mother that so-and-so was a nasty piece of work and received the classic reply, “But darling, how can you say that? He’s so nicely dressed.”

Posted on January 9, 2010 at 11:22 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink
In: PARENTAL STATUS TECHNOLOGY, My Son, The Doctor

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