June 27, 2006

A Brief Seattle Social Interaction

At the local grocery store, purchasing Nancy's Yogurt and a box of Session lager, a Full Sail microbrew designed specifically to honor the heritage of Lucky stubbys. Speaking with the clerk:

Himself: "A Mondrian tattoo?

Herself: "Derived...."

I note only that the other American localities in which this social interaction might have occured are limited in number.


Blogger The Laird of Madrona said...

Mon dieu! Seattle est très sophistiqué! [rolls eyes]

June 28, 2006 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger First Sea Lord said...

Indeed. I refrained from saying: "You mean your tattoo wasn't actually done by Piet Mondrian?" I suppose I could paint one on myself, unroll my sleeve, and add innocently, "like mine?"

But that would have tended to affirm, rather than disaffirm, the rolling of eyes.

My question, is why do people in places like PCC or Whole Foods seem so damned dour and pissy? I would go there more often for good carrots, save for the damnation of scrutiny. I ask my fellow progressives: Who peed in the All-Organic Happy Oat Fun Rings?

More generally, brittleness is a blue state foible, one I'm certainly guilty of,and ought to be addressed. My rule of thumb is that the side having the most fun wins.

In other news, nothing to do with anything, in my current drawing class is a girl who goes by "Winky." If you're going to choose a interesting nickname Americans can pronounce, "Winky" is as good as it gets.

Here's to you, Winky!

June 28, 2006 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger The Laird of Madrona said...

My theory is that they work at PCC and Whole Foods because they don't enforce "cheerfulness" policies on their employees like they do at Safeway and QFC.

June 28, 2006 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Latouche at Large said...

Dr X. posts this on a microdot affixed to the back of an old Doonesbury cartoon:

"One of the favorite conservative rhetorical ploys is to mock the dourness of their opponents. Carter, Dukakis, Gore, and many others have had their seriousness of mind turned against them by laughing monsters like Morton Downey Jr. and Rush Limbaugh.

"It is interesting to see that the tables are turned today. I sympathize with Our President's dismay at mockers like Colbert and Stewart undercutting the seriousness of his mission to free Iraq and destroy Al-Qaeda. But it was the far right that turned mockery into the lethal political weapon it is today. It's just that our guys do it better.

"If the side having the most fun wins, it will be a landslide in November. (Assuming there's an election.)"

June 28, 2006 at 6:51 PM  

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