Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Need a hanky?

9 comments:

Shan said...

Does this just mean handkerchiefs are classy and tissues aren't? Is that true? Do you frown upon tissues? Is it an environmental thing? Am I just slow?

Don said...

You ask far too many questions, Shan, and if in doubt just blow your nose like sportsmen do.

Block one nostril with thumb, blow, block other nostril, blow.

japhy said...

It's IRONIC, shan.

Apparently, keeping snot on a piece of cloth in your pocket is "classy", whereas keeping snot in a tissue and throwing it out is "cheap".

Cam Beck said...

Just curious... Was this inspired by Roger von Oech's chapter in The Age of Conversation?

Great visual, as always. :)

Anonymous said...

ah i liked it when i could see your last couple of posts in the sidebar, so i can click the first post in my feed then follow the links on the side.

Shan said...

Oh ok, so this is about pretentious perception, not truth. Thanks japhy.

Heather said...

Love the sarcasm in this one. I have always thought hankerchiefs were nasty.

dan said...

For those interested, there is an interview with Ms Hagy now up at http://globalindex101.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

It's different in other societies. In India, nearly everyone uses a hanky, but tissues (and all disposable goods) are for the economically higher classes.

 
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