Monday, February 4th, 2013

Hot Sauce Gestalt Reveals Bitter Absurdities Of City Life

What with the broad selection of items from which to choose it almost seems too easy to allow an artisanal Brooklyn-made heirloom pepper probiotic hot sauce that was produced via a Kickstarter campaign to cause one to consider just how awful the city can be, and yet the results of such a realization are difficult to argue with.

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BadUncle (#153)

pepper probiotic hot sauce

Because diarrhea was boring they added spice?

Leon (#6,596)

I sympathize a lot with Gould's sentiment, but there's a flip-side to this that's easy to forget if you rarely leave the NY-Axis-Of-Places.

Living in NYC/LA/SF is expensive, the places we go with friends because "everyone goes there" (I'm looking at you, Fire Island and Cape Cod) are expensive, and no matter how well you feel like you're doing, there is someone in your social circle that makes you feel like a fucking pauper. Friendships die because someone gets a lucky break (read: years of busting their ass happens to pay off), and all of the sudden they're doing stuff you can't afford to six nights a week.

But, we do make a lot more money for the same work than other people in other places. The salary I, or most of my friends make, might not buy us a whole lot here, but it's a lot more money per year than I'd make for the same work in Raleigh or Des Moines – if I could even find the same jobs there.

And you know when that's awesome? When you want to travel outside the axis. Your NYC salary buys you a lot more for 18 months saving in France or Chile or New Orleans than 18 months of saving would if you lived in one of those non-NYC places.

City_Dater (#2,500)


And that "if I could even find the same jobs there" is a gigantic if, indeed.

Can we now call a moratorium on bitching about how hard it is to live in an interesting city?

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

Someone get that sauce a book deal, stat!

deepomega (#1,720)

That's an expensive chicken leg.

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