So this odd thing appeared in my Facebook feed yesterday, originating here, and my first response was rather shockingly visceral, something akin to, “Oh my christ you fucking hipsters I hate that you made that snooty, too-clever, showy-offy, hey-look-I’m-a-maker thing exist, let’s chop it up and burn it before it infects the culture, because now you’ve gone too far!!!” Something like that. I know, I know, but rest assured I’ve had extensive therapy.
But then I considered whether I’d feel differently if, rather than stashing picnicky supplies, it held one’s Dungeons & Dragons manuals, or laptop/tablet gear. And then I calmed down a little. Context is everything I guess.
(But that little fold down tray still pisses me off, and no, I don’t know why.)