I knew right away I made a mistake. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in, and never told me about it, and the man came after it one day when he was out…I gave it to him and then I lay down and cried…all afternoon.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby. Chapter 2, Myrtle about George. Myrtle values material things and the money to able to buy more things. When she married George she realized he was too financially poor to give her that life.