Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Bleeding, Foolishness

Like Jeremy Blachman, I was incensed at the thought of having to pay $75 to rent a cap and gown for graduation. Today is the last day for reserving them and I finally went down to the Coop to fork over my money.

But insult is added to injury! The flyer attached to my receipt says:
Please note: In the event of rain or excessive humidity, the dye in the gown can discolor your clothing. Please DO NOT wear the gown over valuable garments.
I cannot believe this. $75 for a non-colorfast rental gown. I am not supposed to wear nice clothes to my own graduation because their cheaply dyed academic attire may ruin my outfit.

Thanks, Harvard. I'm wearing cutoffs and a tank top just for you.
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