This story in the Washington Post about the ever-escalating arms race for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs made me shake my head in wonder:
Hundreds of New York bar mitzvahs cost $100,000 or more. Many top the quarter-million-dollar mark.
I realize New York City is usually not the best place to start comparisons when talking about money, since everything is outrageously expensive there to begin with, and there’s a preponderance of people with more money than sense.
But $100,000+ for a fucking BAR MITZVAH? Good god. Attention moronic parents: Your child’s party should not cost more than a COLLEGE EDUCATION.
I sincerely doubt that my Bat Mitzvah cost even close to a tenth of that, and there were definitely more people there than there will be in the unlikely event I ever get married (around 150 total, if I remember right).
What the fuck? I know we’re living in an age of ostentatious wealth, but don’t people have ANY goddamn restraint anymore?