Friday, October 12, 2012
Yesterday's Edgy Is Today's Passé
I was thinking this morning on the train about how what was 'hip and edgy' not so long ago, has quickly become pretty passé and ho-hum today. I guess it's always been like that, but the rate of the edgy to ho-hum shift seems to be speeding up, I reckon.
I saw this private schoolboy on the train, all swish and rich looking, hair neatly combed, with his crisp blazer and school captain brooch thing pinned on proudly. But he also had one of those ear stretchy things. You know, those ear rings where people put like, a donut in the piercing hole? Kind of Lost-Tribe-of-the-Deepest-Amazon style? Well, he had one of those, to go with his tidy blazer. A big round hoop thing making a big circle of air in his teenage earlobe.
I make no judgement call on donut earrings, if you want to have big saggy floppy lobes by your early twenties, knock yourself out. But it just amazed me. From the heart of the Amazon to dux of a private boys' school in seconds flat.
The mind boggles at what will be next.