Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Episode 90: How to Go to a Craft Fair

Ok, so in theory I should really love craft fairs. I like hand-made things and I like chicken gyros and you can usually find both of these things at a craft fair. But I do not like craft fairs. I keep going to them, trying to figure out what the big deal is and I have come to the conclusion that there is indeed no big deal at all. I mean: if I wanted to see grown-up hippie women wearing no makeup, I can just go to nice air-conditioned Whole Foods...I don't need to traipse around in the hot July sun looking at butter churns made out of petrified corn-husks to do it.

Another thing about them that makes me crazy is that while yes, I admire the raku salt and pepper shakers (and I do), I do not have to respect the fact that they are $110. Do they pour out salt granules in some fancy way? Does the pepper fly around the room after coming out of one of the porcelain holes? Because for $110 dollars, it better. In the end, they are still just salt and pepper shakers and you have to draw the line somewhere. Some things are only supposed to cost $5 and they should never ever cost more than that. I am also looking at you, heirloom tomatoes. You're a fucking tomato. One dollar.

6 comments:

Katharine Weber said...

Better a craft fair than a Ren Faire.

DG Strong said...

Addressed in Episode 23.

Katharine Weber said...

"Addressed"? Not really. Referenced.

DG Strong said...

Next on the Psychopedia: How to Comment on This Blog.

Katharine Weber said...

Can't wait!

Kathryn said...

Psycho-happy-pedia, yippee.

How's that?