Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Why I Love the Five Towns

Sign outside a clothing store on Central Avenue:

"Terry cloth skirts have arrived!! They cover the knee!!"

I'm well aware of the very many good reasons to dislike the Five Towns, but there is something nice about living in a place where even the clothing stores cater to the needs of the frum community.

So, say what you want. I'm going to buy a terry cloth skirt. It covers the knee!


At 5/23/06, 5:37 PM, Anonymous Franny Doggy said...

I hate the five towns- everyone is stuck up. I walked through the street and I felt like all eyes were on me. Everyone was judging my style- is that normal? I don't think so.

At 5/23/06, 6:52 PM, Blogger Masmida said...

Ha! I always knew we Jews controlled the retail world.

At 5/24/06, 6:36 AM, Blogger Josh said...

You love the Five Towns because it is a marketer's dream?

They probably have the same signs in Boro Park, but they're in Yiddish. In Chicago, the sign would probably say "Terry skirts - shortening available!".

At 5/25/06, 6:22 PM, Blogger Eli7 said...

Franny Doggy, if you've ever read "Shopaholic Ties a Knot" she talks about what she calls the "Manhattan onceover," which means that at first meeting, everyone looks over everyone else and quickly judges their clothing. (But I agree, it's stuck-up.)

Josh, clearly you are not a girl who has found the perfect skirt only to try it on and find that it just doesn't cover the knee. If you were, you would know how exciting that sign could be.

At 5/26/06, 6:00 AM, Blogger Cellar Door said...

I read shopaholic. I found myself finding it funny.


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