The pile of unread back issues of the New Yorker is getting higher and higher. I was able to catch up with a couple of issues, and to show you what real progress means, I am happy to announce that I am currently reading the December 21 & 28, 2009 issue. Yes!
In that issue Patricia Marx wrote a little piece on Michael’s, the arts-and-crafts chain that opened a store on the Upper West Side. She visited that store, where she overheard this:
“We. Need. Some. Ribbon,” a very small boy said to his mother, eyeing a display of oversized sparkly bows that looked as if they were made of sandpaper. His mother asked why. “Because we don’t have any,” he said.