Today on the corner of 96th and Broadway I spotted this resourceful young man selling $2 bottles of “nails polish.” I have several thoughts about this:
1) Is it good for nail polish to be sitting outside when it’s 90 degrees? Probably not.
2) Remember when pashminas started selling on street corners for $5? That pretty much marked the end of the pashmina’s cache. Does this mean that the brightly-colored manicure has officially jumped the shark? I shudder to think of a future of politely buffed neutral nails a la Kate Middleton.
3) I just spent a ridiculous $25 on a new-for-fall Chanel nail polish. Is that any less ridiculous than buying one for $2 from some random guy on the street? I think not.