@adorable-eggplant I like the way you think. Just mark my territory. Then I could offer to wash his cocoa-stained pants at my place.
@adorable-eggplant Yes, I remember that was a thing! Maybe as I'm walking down the street and see someone suitable, I'll "accidentally" fall as they walk by. They'll have no choice but to stop and help me up. Is that the best plan?
I'm fresh-ish off a breakup, and I have no current prospects. All I want is a winter rebound. If only there was a way to convey this to strangers solely through eye contact...
@yeah-elle That tattoo is everything.
@Blushingflwr True. Craving salt might mean your body needs iodine? Especially since a lot of people now opt for using sea salt--which lacks iodine--when they cook.
I've been choosing to read People magazine's announcement as:
Adam Levine: sexist. Man, alive!
@beetnemesis When people go on juice cleanses, their livers must be like, "What am I, chopped liver?"
Oh, Natalie. I can't wait to make these 'brownies.'
@yeah-elle She is my hero. Did you see she's on the cover of the latest issue of Bust magazine?
On "The Logic of Stupid Poor People," Or, the Only Thing Worth Reading About the Barneys "Shopping While Black" Arrests
Yesterday, a Marketplace reporter (who is latina) was talking about her own experience of being followed around in stores.
"I was followed by security. And I'm looking at the other female shoppers who were not of color -- no one's following them around," she says. "And the assumption at the register was that I was going to wear the dress I was buying and try to return it."
But then she started shaming the kid who bought that Ferragamo belt, saying that was his real crime--buying something so expensive to acquire instant status.
"Within the urban community, the assumption is that you can buy status," Wong Ulrich says. "So these kids grow up around these department stores and all they want with their first paychecks -- such as with that young man who spent $350 on a belt, which was his real crime -- is to get something that conveys status. Because it's something that they feel like they can actually buy -- as opposed to they feel like everything is against them in terms of getting a college degree and actually advancing in the workplace. Buying that $350 belt was instant status for this guy."
I guess she was saying that she earned her status and these young people being profiled didn't. I'm not sure why she even brought that up. Isn't the issue simply that stores shouldn't profile? Her comments aren't making her case stronger in my opinion.