Sunday, 22 June 2008
I must confess, to my shame, to being one of the many who let out a silent "hooray" at the news that Wayne & Colleen's lavish wedding had been spoilt by torrential rain - no amount of money could command the weather, it would seem.
But, of course, it was all prejudice pure and simple. Sure enough, £5 million is a lot to spend on a wedding and every guest being given a butterfly to release at a key moment is just pretentious!
But, doesn't everyone live up to their means? We all live in as big a house as we can afford and spend as much as we can on weddings. (Wayne & Colleen actually spent a year's wages on the wedding - about the same as most people apparently spend) And if those in the 3rd world saw how some of us lived, wouldn't they regard our expenditure as lavish?
So, is it envy? Or is it just snobbery - loving to mock the pretentions of two Scouser chavs trying to act like royalty? Either way, I'm guessing its not an attractive trait. Maybe I should worry a little more about my own spending and be a little more pleased for two guys from a poor part of Liverpool, who've made good.
Posted by mark at 19:39