I've always loved David Brooks' description of Bobos as people who think that a $10,000 home entertainment system is vulgar ostentation, while a $20,000 slate shower is a sign of quiet good taste. And now I love Laura for worrying about becoming one of them.

I say this, of course, while gazing, in quiet admiration, at the new full-sized stove my landlord just installed. Full sized stove! So this is how the other half lives . . .

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