So here is a link to a story from The Cut, which is a fashion- and trend-centered blog belonging to New York Magazine. In brief, Delia Ephron, a writer known for having given us delightful essays, movies, books, placed an order with J.Crew, an online merchandiser known for holding itself out as your fashion-forward friend who's a little pricey but who really really cares about you. Cares, as expressed in this missive:
You can read her essay at deliaephronwriter.com. You can find J.Crew-related shipping and delivery stories every Wednesday at jcrewaficionada.
One of the people who read Ms. Ephron's essay and was not amused was Millard S. Drexler, who took his exclusive handmade-in-the-mountains-of-Switzerland pen in hand and responded, also in the pages of the New York Times. OK, this is where you follow the link:
Mickey Drexler Sincerely Sorry That Delia Ephron Thinks Online Shopping Is ‘Hell’ - The Cut
Mr. Drexler seems a touch annoyed that a writer wrote about her experience with his company. I think he's lucky that order wasn't placed by an international arms dealer.
Oh, and by the way, you think this is a frivolous waste of time? I'm posting from New York City, not from Washington D.C., where they really know how to do frivolous wastes of time.