I am curious what you all think about an anonymous comment I received about the party I wrote about the other day. I am hugely thin-skinned about things sometimes, and I do wonder if the vertigo has my judgement out of balance, as well.
Here's the comment: Do you people know there is a recession? What a lack of respect for your fellow countrymen!!
Here's my reply: This is a man who employs 10 top-level craftspeople to make furniture. By having this party, he was also employing a catering company, buying bolts of fabric to decorate, and myriad other small things. Each of his guests bought costumes that they might not have otherwise. It wasn't hugely gaudy or fancy and it had been planned for a long time. It was his economic stimulus.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Was I insensitive about posting this party? Is a party like this stimulating the economy? Was this post disrespecting my fellow countrymen? Am I a horrible prig for being so blind to what's around me (not that I actually am, being in fundraising and everything!)? Bring it on!