Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Times, They Are Tough

Nymagazine.com's Daily Intel directs our attention to the best lede I've seen in awhile, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal:

A nose job in a hospital with a private nurse in attendance had been something of a rite of passage for Joan Asher's children. But when her fourth and last child was ready for her own rhinoplasty recently, Ms. Asher asked her to postpone it.

The financial markets were simply more out of whack than her 16-year-old's proboscis.

"The other noses were more prominent," the stay-at-home mother from a tony New York City suburb in Westchester County told her 16-year-old daughter. She could get hers done when things settled down.

This is what passes as a compliment if you're a Westchester mom. ("Darling, your nose job qualifies as a luxury, whereas in the case of your siblings, it was more of a necessity.") On another note, Joan, maybe if all four of your kids need nose jobs, the world is trying to tell you to stop having ugly children.

As Times Turn Tough, New York's Wealthy Economize [WSJ]

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