The ever popular Hello Kitty beckons shoppers to this jewelry shop. She reminds me of a story I heard. A colleague worked with a woman in her late 20s who surrounded herself with Hello Kitty toys and images. Finally, the man had to ask. “What’s up with all the Hello Kitty paraphernalia?”

The woman explained, “She’s such a good role model.”

Huh? Hello Kitty does and says nothing.