A reader alerted me to the fact that there exists a hater's reaction to the Restoration Hardware catalog. Unlike the Williams Sonoma Hater's Guide, it's not a wicked romp through the more ridiculous, overpriced items in the RH catalog; but a scathing recap of a bombastic opening note, written by the company's CEO, Gary Friedman.
The note (the original one, not the haters recap) is just so, so awful, but in its fulsome prose, I think I found a clue as to how Donald Trump won the election. Elevating furniture to the level of the sublime and the making of it to a holy sacrifice to the gods? What is this shit?
What started out thirty years ago as harmless yuppie affectations such as grinding one's own coffee (remember when people discovered home coffee grinders? Prior to 1983, virtually all coffee came in a can) has become a maddening class of people who like to pose for photographs with their two dirty-nailed hands (authentic!) lovingly cupping a turnip. (I found an entire page devoted to stock photos of hands cupping vegetables.)
Speaking as a bonafide member of the liberal elite (I DO own furniture from RH after all) I have to say that some of us need to get our heads out of our asses. Stop cupping the turnips and take an interest in the people around you.
And so we're stuck with Trump because some people decided that anything would be better than four more years of fucking Kinfolk. Unfortunately, we've elected to use napalm to get rid of an annoying patch of trumpet vine and as always with scorched earth methods, the many good things that came out of liberalism (such as the Affordable Care Act) will be destroyed too.
*And I apologize for yet another post about Trumputin. I can't seem to get out of this post-election foul mood. I had a mad hope that the faithless electors would save us, but they haven't. But please, share in the comments the precious affectations that irritate you and we can all have a bitter laugh.