I think the world went mad in 1989 but sometimes I read something that makes me wonder if it has breached the ‘crazy’ barrier and now resides in some category of lunacy that’s so extreme it doesn’t even have a word to describe it yet.
This particular section of the article I link to was what did it:
Mother-of-four Cecilia Leslie has built up a stash of about 500 nappies.
The full-time midwife is now a cloth nappy "influencer" with more than 22,000 Instagram followers.
A cloth nappy influencer? Really? I had to check to make sure it wasn’t April 1st.
Now I’ll forgive anyone who has a strange hobby and when she says:
"I paid £60 for a limited edition print that TotsBots brought out when Prince George was born. And I once paid £160 for a pair of limited edition Bumgenius nappies - there were only 100 made."
It makes me cringe but, well, each to their own.
It’s the fact that we have ‘influencers’ that astonishes me; that 22,000 people are ‘influenced’ to purchase something ludicrously expensive just for a baby to crap into.
When she says:
… she's chatted to her husband about how he feels about her nappy habit. "He agreed the money could be better spent … “
I can’t help but sympathise with the guy.