Culture on the Cheap
Last Minute Gift Giving Ideas For Mother’s Day
A question I find myself asking more and more nowadays is as follows:
When we will we as a society pull our collective head out of our ass and get our priorities straight?
After all, I live in a neighborhood where:
- Luxury condominiums are the standard, yet more and more families are flooding into the local food pantry.
- Five banks can be found in a two block radius south of Greenpoint Avenue but nary such an institution can be found to the north.
- Bars are proliferating, but the selection of restaurants (unless of course, one likes Thai food— A LOT) is becoming more and more sparse.
Yes sir, if you love you some psychics, booze, Thai food, banks and pet supply stores, Greenpoint is the place to be. If you need to eat, buy housewares or something for Mother’s Day (like the rest of us) this arrangement presents certain challenges.
Which brings me to this.
This is the window at Just For Fun, a stationery/novelty store on Manhattan Avenue. As you can see, the theme is Mother’s Day. I am terrible about remembering such holidays. Thankfully these folks have a number of great gift-giving ideas for prodigal children like me.
Perfume, lighters shaped like the Statue of Liberty, edible underwear— all are excellent ways of telling mom how much you love her on Mother’s Day.
Those of you who are diet conscious will be pleased as punch to learn these great tasting strawberry flavored skivvies are also LOW IN CARBOHYDRATES! What will these unsung geniuses think of next? Control top edible underwear? I can only hope so.