Am I the only one who has to wipe up the brain cells that melt out of my ears after reading Thursday’s Boston Globe features section? Here’s today’s lineup:
- A cover story on people whose cell phone choices embarrass them because they may not be fashionable;
- A feature on people who buy a lot of stuff they can’t afford and the euphoria they experience when they return them;
- A spread on “budget cocktails,” which fall into the $6-8 range rather than $12;
- A column on how James Bond is Carrie Bradshaw for men with cool, expensive, must-have accessories.
I swear, even when I was hip, young and childless, I was never that shallow, probably because I was too busy stretching my paycheck to both eat and cover rent.
Of course, it’s not just the Globe that does this — one of the last weeks that I paginated the style section at a certain newspaper, I was fuming over a giant feature on open-toed boots. So practical for Massachusetts! I must run out and purchase a pair immediately!