December 9th, 2004

The gentleman is always properly dressed

Equal Play

Review from An unexpected bestseller, this self-help book for women who want to hook a man seems to have struck a chord with desperate American women. Fein and Schneider, whose main credentials seem to be that they are married, lay out the rules to be followed for successfully snagging a dream hunk. And these rules are hard as cast-iron--Rule Five: Don't Call Him and Rarely Return His Calls. The idea is to return to pre-feminist mind games, exploiting the male hunting urge by playing hard to get. The result seems unliberating--Rule Seventeen: Let Him Take the Lead--but it seems to be capturing female minds. Rules Girls are eyeing the phone with steely resolve, and Rules seminars are springing up nationwide.
The gentleman is always properly dressed

Inspired by other conversations I've had today

Management is now accepting applications for a Lord of Shopping personal style consultant for our staff. Successful applicants will exhibit impecable tastes, the ability to work within a budget, and an appreciation for extremely resistant clientele.

In other news, I have a hangup about having exactly 13 comments to a post. Pablo has stated for the record that this is pretty weird, and I'm inclined to agree with him.

My special friend has read M.F.K. Fisher. Again I'm awed and humbled.

UPDATE: I so do not need holiday drama.