Biglaw_Associate_V20 wrote:Setting aside the hilarious assertion that I'm ignorant when it comes to dress shoes, you're completely ignorant when it comes to making basic shopping decisions which is far more embarrassing.
So you're a shoe connoisseur. Though not a watch connoisseur, I assume.
But don't you think you're exaggerating a little bit? Do you really think the difference between buying a $200 pair of shoes and a $300 pair of shoes is so monumental that it can tell you whether a person is intelligent, whether a person is completely ignorant when it comes to making basic shopping decisions, whether a person will spend the rest of his life explaining to other people in lengthy screeds why it's important to have expensive things, and whether a person thinks his shoes are extremely prestigious and will make him look like a super serious lawyer?
I think you might be reading a little bit too much into it.
First, I never said I could tell whether someone was intelligent or not based on an expensive shoe purchase. I only said I would question
his intelligence. Maybe he is just extremely lazy or terrible with money?
Second, I think we can take judicial notice of the fact that spending $300 on a pair of shoes is a completely ignorant and/or lazy shopping decision.
Third, I think this thread stands as evidence of the "lengthy screeds" point (as opposed to my screeds which are quite pithy).
Finally, I think a healthy dose of hyperbole on the Internet is good for combating the notion that more expensive = better, a notion that only a bunch of striver proles trying to fit in with the upper echelons of high society would adopt.