Dress-Down Economics

| Learning | July 4, 2016

(I work at a private school that covers all grades, and I teach math from 7th to 12th grade. After lunch, I stop into a class to ask another teacher a question when one of my 7th graders approaches me.)

Student: “Mrs. [My Name], are you rich?”

Me: “No, I’m a teacher. We don’t make that much. Why do you think I’m rich?”

Student: “Because you wear dresses everyday.”

Me: “I just like dresses.”

Student: “But they’re nice dresses! You must be rich.”

(All of my dresses come as gifts from family or from thrift stores or clearance racks, and I wear them over the cheapest leggings I can find. But I guess they make me look rich!)

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