Beyond Fashion

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Feeding chickens is like attending a fashion show. Only, instead of aloof models parading down a runway, I watch contented chickens who have no idea how fabulous they look. Why is it that fashion models never smile? They look so unhappy. It doesn’t make me want to buy their clothes. I’m not the only one puzzled by this. According to Professor Ketelaar in the New York Times article Solved: The Mystery of the Miserable Models, “lower status individuals appear to smile more than higher status individuals.” And since fashion designers are trying to cast an air of high status to their line of clothes, they don’t allow their runway models to smile.

Well, maybe if they got to wear clothes with designs as fabulous as my chickens, they’d smile more.

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