- Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
First impressions are so important in today's world that it's impossible not to care about appearance.
Take job interviews, for example. If you turned up in jogging bottoms and a hoody instead of a sharp suit would you be taken as seriously? You'd more likely be deemed unsuitable for the job, incapable even, before you even have the chance to say hello.
Anyway, this train of thought came from a compliment would you believe - a friend told me she liked my coat, "where's it from?"
"British Heart Foundation."
I've never seen a face fall so quickly. It was as if I told her I'd shot her puppy just for kicks. Even in our 'vintage loving' society shopping in charity shops has a stigma attached to it.
"Someone probably died in that coat."
Thanks for that. The utter disdain in her voice made me recoil and check to see if my coat contained a lost, wandering soul angry at me for wearing the coat.
"Oh, you're one of those." someone else piped up. AYE. Aye I am! I'm a skin flint and I love this coat.
It's interesting to think, that had I said Topshop or Urban Outfitters and the like, she'd be impressed.
It was a fiver by the way. Pure bargain.