The Aftermath of Shopping

By Ian Rosales Casocot

He begins to think that perhaps it’s very much like shopping. And a denial of buyer’s remorse.

“I swear this shirt is cool. I didn’t actually really notice these prints were animal prints — but you know, be an environmentalist and stuff, right?”

“It’s not that tight. [Catches breath.]”

“Let’s just say na lang this pair of pants will motivate me to go to gym. It’s, ummm, cool.”

“The children who made this sweater in that Cambodian sweatshop are at least earning for their family. You know.”

He comes to realize this: Let people wear what they want to wear. And so he shrugs. But do Instagram it, he reminds himself, and make that my Throwback Thursday years from now.

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