Saturday, June 21, 2014

P.S. Thrift Store Urban Sophisticate

Thrift store customer to me: "Blah, blah, blah... Well, of course, urban sophisticates like us..."

She was buying a book by Susan Sontag, and I said I'd just seen Sontag in the documentary Paul Goodman Changed My Life.

So, I guess that makes me an urban sophisticate? Horrible term.
If you google image it, it's all beige.

Oh, god, it's even a paint color by Benjamin Moore.


Zhoen said...

Is it worse than being a suburban sophist?

Fresca said...

I'm not sure, Zhoen:
What color is "suburban sophist"?

I guess what I really disliked was the customer's attitude that she and I were members of a Special Club of Better People, unlike other people in the thrift store.
Knowing who Susan Sontag is may make you a minority, but it carries no moral weight whatsoever.

Fresca said...

P.S. I haven't even read Sontag. Tried.
Failed ("failed").
Didn't try again.

Zhoen said...

Had my bellyfull of beige apartment carpeting and paint, can't see the appeal. Which is why we have so many strong colors now.

A suburban sophist color? Paneling?

Fresca said...