There are plenty of ridiculous products out there on store shelves. Here are some products that any sucker can get his hands on in New York:
A $55 Bottle of Wine
Yes, I know it’s a major faux pas to bring a bottle of Three-Buck Chuck from Trader Joe’s to a dinner party, but when a vintner says that no bottle of wine is really worth more than $10, and nearly 1 in every 10 bottles of wine purchased in California is bought for $1.99, you’d have a hard time impressing me with your $55 chardonnay.
Freaky Dutch Furniture
They’re selling a high chair called the “Tripp Trapp?” That’s brilliant, because I would really trust putting my child in something with a name that evokes the image of a wooden contraption collapsing upwards on itself on a dime to catch its young prey.
Prissy Men’s Grooming Stores
Shave and a haircut: two bits? Never in New York, of course. Why stop there? How about selling a straight razor for $250? I barely trust my barber with one of those things, but now you’re suggesting that I can do it myself – for the low, low price of a years’ worth of barber shop visits! I’m totally sold on this.