SO WRONG, FAREWELLS
The hype and overspending on matric farewells reflect how competitive and commercialised this mini-industry has become.
Young women try to outdo one another by dressing provocatively and sourcing the most outrageous means of transport – Bentleys, Mazzeratis, Bugattis, Rolls-Royces, even horse-drawn carriages – to make their grand entrance.
What about the girls whose parents don’t have this kind of money to burn? They feel the hurt of not being noticed,
arriving quietly and without fanfare.
I wonder how many of these parents who spend many thousands on their little darlings give a second thought to the learners whose only means of transport is a taxi or an insignificant old car.
The sad thing is it’s the learners’ mothers who are right up there trying to outdo one another. This farewell psychosis should be stopped. PETER BACHTIS, EMAIL