Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Madame Snaggle-tooth Update.

Those of you who have been following my 3Suisse and La Redoute adventures will be interested in this little update. This morning I had no choice but to go back to my local tabac to pick up one back-ordered duvet cover. Of course Madame Snaggle-tooth was there as usual. But get this---she was wearing an Hermès scarf!

Ok, I firmly believe that much of life's misery results from comparing ourselves to others, and thus I try quite hard not to do that, but dammit! How the hell can tabac cashiers afford Hermes when I'm still a window licker*?

Whatever. I don't know what to make of all this.
*"leche vitrine" is a French expression that literally means "window licking". It's almost the equivalent of the American expression "window shopping."

11 comments:

Travel said...

A) Maybe we should start working in a tabac
B) Maybe she owns the tabac, there is a good profit marin in sin
C) Maybe a package that no one ever mastered the art of picking up
D) Maybe she has a secret lover in high places?

DG

Karina said...

E) maybe its a knock off?

The Late Bloomer said...

I often wonder about these kinds of things, too -- when I see gals in the métro carrying fancy Dior or Gucci bags, etc... But I figure either 1) they were gifts from comfortably-well-off men, or maybe even from family! or 2) they're fakes!

You never know: those scarves can probably easily be made into rip-offs... Do you think it was definitely a real one? It's so hard to tell anymore...

I like Travel's options above, though -- especially D! And heck, even C sounds like a good possibility to me too!

Megan said...

Perhaps it isn't real? Perhaps she stole it from someone?

Leah said...

I'm thinkin it's definitely an HermeZ...

l'air de temps said...

'window licking' seems more to the point for what i do, as opposed to window shopping. and it sounds much more elegant than salivating at the mouth.

Madame K said...

LOL @ all of your responses. You guys slay me!

At first I thought it was a fake, but then after a bit of reflection I reasoned that it probably IS real.

I have this theory that the people that can _least_ afford small luxury items are in fact the people who DO actually buy small luxury items. Does that make any sense?

I mean I can actually afford a Hermes scarf, but no way in hell am I gonna actually get one. What am I gonna do? Wear it around my house all day like an idiot?

On the other hand, when I lived in Brooklyn, I had work colleagues who had no problem spending $900 on a pair of shoes eventhough I KNOW they only made 30Gs a year and paid $1500 a month for rent.

So....whatever's clever.

p.s. If I DO ever end up buying a Hermes scarf, I will wear it around my f*cking head like a pirate and buy a matching parrot cuz.....that's what's up!

(Note to self: Stop drinking.)

Madame K said...

LOL @ all of your responses. You guys slay me!

At first I thought it was a fake, but then after a bit of reflection I reasoned that it probably IS real.

I have this theory that the people that can _least_ afford small luxury items are in fact the people who DO actually buy small luxury items. Does that make any sense?

I mean I can actually afford a Hermes scarf, but no way in hell am I gonna actually get one. What am I gonna do? Wear it around my house all day like an idiot?

On the other hand, when I lived in Brooklyn, I had work colleagues who had no problem spending $900 on a pair of shoes eventhough I KNOW they only made 30Gs a year and paid $1500 a month for rent.

So....whatever's clever.

p.s. If I DO ever end up buying a Hermes scarf, I will wear it around my f*cking head like a pirate and buy a matching parrot cuz.....that's what's up!

(Note to self: Stop drinking.)

Anonymous said...

Maybe she's doing that French thing of owning few clothes but very good ones??

buzzgirl said...

Please. She stole that sh*t from another unsuspecting expat who couldn't figure out how to retrieve her purchase from the tabac.

P.S. Thanks for becoming my myspace friend :)

Anonymous said...

Madame K - you crack me up!

I still think it could be a knock-off though. I read an incredible thing the other day, to the effect that 99% of items credibly stamped LVMH are counterfeit.

I hope you do get a Hermes scarf though, you'll look a treat as a pirate.

Little does this petasse know that she has become an international celeb of sorts.