I went to a Christian college. At HCS, most of my coworkers were…are Christians. Basically, for the last 10 years my world has been inundated with other Christians.
Now I am working at a mortgage company. We were sitting around talking at lunch, and one girl said she had spent her bonus check on a pair of Jeans. $250 to be exact. If Dave Ramsey was dead, he would turn over in his grave.
I sat and listened to them talk about how great it is to have designer jeans that lift the butt. While I understand the glory that is the perfect pair of jeans, I think it’s asinine to spend that kind of money on something that Gap does a fine job on for $30. There are people starving, and it never occures to them that there are other things to do with the money. But I am being judgemental. Maybe she gives lots of money to different philanthropic ventures. Who knows?
Here’s my question. How common is this attitude in other secular environments? Do I see this differently because of Jesus or would most people see it differently than my coworkers regardless of faith? It seems to be common sense to me that spending $250 on one pair of jeans is crazy. Is it common sense or divine sense?