Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ummm, New York City?

Hope ya'll are gonna be okay up there...I'm kinda wondering, because on the news yesterday they showed NYC women out buying stuff in anticipation of the storm - not batteries, flashlights, or extra food, but designer rubber boots. Rubber rain boots with rubber high heels that cost well over $200.00.
Oh dear, oh dear - where do I begin? Number one, anyone paying hundreds of dollars for rubber boots is a fucking idiot. Let me just get that out of the way first. Number two, hurricanes and floods aren't fashion shows, or gallery openings - they're really bad STORMS. As in possibly deadly, and sometimes in no small numbers. Does the name Katrina ring a bell at all?
Number three, oh jeebus, never mind! What's the point? You don't get it. Let me just point out that you folks wouldn't last two hours in the rural midwest!
But seriously though, we'll keep our fingers crossed for you and hope that y'all are safe, just as we do for everyone in NC, VA, MD, and all along the path of this big ol' storm. Batten down the hatches!

3 Comments:

Blogger D. said...

It is well established that the TV news people tend to seek out folks who appear weird or who are doing weird things. All the people who are out buying flashlights, water, food -- boringly sensible.

A few people with more money than brains buying something foolish in an upscale boutique in Manhattan would not translate into all New Yorkers.

1:05 AM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

I know, honey, I know. I just couldn't help poking fun at the more shallow dims up there! My cousin lives in NYC, and he's absolutely brilliant.

(More money than brains is what keeps the fashion industry going...)

9:47 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

What the media needs to do (but won't) is a follow up reporting on the aftermath by finding the bodies of those who spent the 200 bucks on designer shit rather than something that might save there asses.
Of course, if you can spend 200 bucks for designed boots for a possible one time shot, I imagine you could hire some English-as-a-second-language taxi driver to get you out of harm's way.

Ta-ta. Raaallly must go. Cotillion, you know?
See you in the Hamptons AFTER the rain, Hon.

FT

10:59 AM  

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