16-year-old school leaver Darren Morgan has insisted that being dropped off by his dad at his high school prom night in a 2003 Vauxhall Vectra was an ironic post-modern protest against today’s trend for conspicuous consumption, and not due to the fact that Mr. Morgan snr. had been laid off several months ago and couldn’t afford to hire a stretch limo.
‘Am I the only one here who has not fallen victim to American consumerism?’ Morgan asked his fellow pupils during the award ceremony at the Caniston St. Xerxes High School prom, where he was awarded the ‘Pupil Most Likely to End Up on Benefits’ award. ‘You and your elongated Ferraris, Rollers and Caddies are simply fuelling an unsustainable fashion for glitz and glamour – don’t you see how transient it all is? By having my dad drop me off proves that I’m the only genuine person here. The fact that we ran out of petrol and I had to push for the last hundred metres only makes my statement all the more real.’
Posted: Aug 4th, 2010
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