QUOTE (Soprano-Cat @ 01/02/2013, 04:57 PM)
Need more info!
I went to hire academic dress this morning (need it for a function tomorrow).
While chatting to the lady there, I mentioned what I'm studying now. She refused to charge me the hire fee, or take the usual deposit you get back when you return the stuff. (So I walked out with the stuff for free).
On the one hand, it was lovely and kind of her and I don't want to be mean about that, but on the other hand... there's something there about being put on a pedestal that has me feeling squirmy.