Such an annoying belief. I was in a shop, this one time
, admiring a pair of half-decent quality boots
and, not seeing a price tag
, asked the woman behind the counter how much they were. Without lifting her eyes from the magazine
she was reading, she said in a tone of voice that suggested it could easily cut glass
"If you have to ask how much they cost, you obviously can't afford them, can you?"
(sigh). Honestly. That'd be the last time I ever shop at Oxfam.