I heard something on the news at lunchtime, that quite frankly, has me pretty heated.
Analysts were saying that because women were buying expensive bras for themselves more now than this time, some time ago, the economy must be improving.
I don't want to be offensive, but I have to call B*LLSH*T on this one.
First of all, a woman (OK, Let's say me) will put off buying a bra or anything personal for as long as possible if money is tight. My income, personally for the last two years has been greatly reduced and I do not see any end in sight. After two years the bras I have are sadly lacking in the support department.
In order to purchase a bra that fits properly, you must spend money. Cheap bras are not much improved over wearing old ones. I do not know women who are a typical size and can wear the bras available at most department stores. Most women I know have to go to a specialty store or, like me, have to order online. I don't know anyone that can afford to have custom made bras, but I know most women would appreciate that. So, would most men, but I'm not going there.
So, after a couple of years of a poor economy, a woman will have to buy new bras. Period. It is not a sign of improved economy; it's a HEALTH concern. It must be done, money must be spent, after time, regardless of what Wall Street is doing.
My opinion on this piece of news, therefore, is that, again, the title ANALYST begins with ANAL and is proof in and of itself.
And don't even get me started on the difficulty of finding AMERICAN MADE support wear. . .