8.25% can ride me.
I was raised in Rhode Island, where thanks to our founding fathers...legislature...whomever (thanks, you guys) clothing and shoes are considered a NECESSITY and are not taxed.
And that's the way (uh-huh, uh-huh) I LIKE it!
What is the deal, man? The first time I ever bought a piece of clothing in LA I nearly shat myself. Who are these people who think that clothing is a luxury and why don't they have an accident?
I will inevitably (due to horrfyingly bad luck and an inability to budget or keep records of anything) be audited one day, and here's how I see that sitch going down:
Auditor: "Well, Mrs LaBoeuf (what?? it's MY fantasy. shut up.) it seems that you owe the government hummuna-hummuna amount of dollars and you have no assets but a closet full of clothes and shoes. What do you have to say for yourself?"
Nicole: "...I needed those."
...no, it's not a stage play, the blackout is my power getting shut off.