Keeping up appearances…

Is it any wonder some people think they have to sink their salary and savings into keeping up with those mythical Joneses?

Whether it’s buying a handbag to suit your personality, or going to extreme lengths to change your body shape as often as you change your socks, the media has some strange notions of how to be normal, and conform to our society’s ideal.

Take a look at these crazy (but real) newspaper articles, all of which have appeared in our “quality” broadsheets recently:

CHEAP AS CHIPS! (What, you don’t have a spare £40 to chuck at a skirt?!)


Just a few pages earlier in the same paper was this article:


Does anyone even edit newspapers anymore?!


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