Sometimes, wealth makes people do insane things, like fill a garage with cars they'll never drive or get Willow Smith a record deal. But for all the ludicrous things rich people do, at least none of them has ever commissioned a hand-crafted gold shirt.
See, THIS is why we have to raise the debt ceiling.
Datta Phuge, a 32 year old money-lender from Pimpri-Chinchwad, India, had a shirt made for himself out of pure gold. According to The Mirror, this gold shirt took fifteen goldsmiths working 16 hour shifts for two weeks to make. You might be wondering what Phuge's job is, so that you too might get into a career where you can get clothing made from the most expensive materials. Well, the answer is money-lending — the subtle art of already having money and giving it to people to get back still more money.
So if you're looking for a subject to major in at your university there...
The shirt is seriously ALL gold, featuring gold cufflinks, a gold belt, and gold buttons. Wait, I'm sorry — the buttons are made of crystal. Now, crystal is still an insanely expensive material, but this guy was making a GOLD shirt. I don't know how you over look this detail. He's got a crystal fly in his gold ointment.
Crystal flies do maybe half the damage to the
overall Indian economy as entirely gold shirts.
So the question becomes — why? Why would Datta Phuge have this shirt made? When asked, Phuge said "I know I am not the best looking man in the world but surely no woman could fail to be dazzled by this shirt?"
So, when ole' Datta Phuge feels lonely, rejected by the women in his life, his response is to appeal to their innate and insatiable greed?
"Girrrrl, look at he GOLD shirt! I'mma MARRY that man!"
Can't imagine why a woman wouldn't love a man who thinks of them like that.
Would you fall for a man because of the materials that make up his shirt? Or the materials that make up his heart? Let me know on twitter @mikeyfromsu or in the comments below!
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