Monday, December 24, 2007

Diamonds

During a biting snowstorm the other night I walked up the street to my wine bar/cafe. As soon as I sat down to draw, two men came in and took a table next to mine. The banter was an out-and-out wealth competition thinly disguised as a friendly conversation over a glass of wine.

15 comments:

Setoreh said...

Hi Crayons! I came here from Princesse Capiton's blog. I love your blog. This post is to funny! Great illos, great story line in just a few frames. I love the karate part.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Great post. Of course when they were talking about who had the most money what they were really talking about was who had the bigger you know what.

Crayons said...

Dr. Monkey,
Thanks. I wanted to write that, but it didn't seem very ladylike.

zeladoniac said...

Dang, I love it! Insightful and perceptive and funny. And boy, how I wish we had a neighborhood wine bar!

Lana Gramlich said...

I think we've all had the "pleasure" of sitting near people like this at one point or another. I grew up surrounded by jerkwads like this...so glad I moved away!

Suzy said...

Crayons, you made me LAUGH! Do you think one of them lives in those disgusting condos across the street? Or did they drive there in their Lexus and BMW SUVs? Sadly, those guys seem to personify what my old neighborhood has become. I LOVE your illustrations, especially the last one, with the "man hug." You capture it so well!

Crayons said...

Hi Lana and Suzy,

Thanks for stopping in. Yes, I don't know if it was the content of their conversation or the ridiculous posturing that was so comical. Suzy, I think you are right. I think they slimed over from the huge condo across the street.

Blueberry said...

Ugh! I hate f-ing diamonds. And those people remind me of certain in-laws. They see an undeveloped meadow and see a waste that should be a golf course (with condos or ginormous homes adjoining).

Pam said...

I can't even begin to tell you how much the "I've got, I spent" conversations bug me. I'd go with Dr. monkey and say it's about who's got the bigger you know what, but I've heard women do it too. Thanks for lending humor to an annoying situation.

I love the drawing of the piles of money with the men on top. It's right on.

Owner of Said Wine Bar/Cafe said...

Thanks for sending this to me. Very funny. We are fortunate to have many talented artists(writers, drawers, musicians etc...) that 'compose' in our businesses and I really enjoy it when I get to see the finshed product. Makes serving up the 300th latte of the day worth it!

nina said...

I attended a party one time, where the entire evening was a series of "am I impressing you yet?" conversations.
Funny...I wasn't invited the next year.
Must be that I don't play this game well.

I've tagged you for the Seven Random Facts meme, if you're game!

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kate said...

Your drawings manage to convey so much - how well you have caught that sickening one-upmanship and made me laugh about it!

T.R. said...

I saw you were tagged for "7 Random Facts"! I cannot wait to see what you come up with among the 144 that I already know and adore about you. You epitomize the word, "interesting".

Ed said...

That was just hilarious! It reminds me of the conversations I'm forced to listen to in the locker room of YMCA. I think people like that are trying to impress the people around them as much as they're trying to impress each other, not realizing that the rest of the world would like to give them a good spanking and send them to bed without supper.

Julie Zickefoose said...

Waak! I love this post and your wonderful drawings! Moleskines rule. SOrry to say, I've also heard women compare their whatever. One conversation went on so long I thought for sure they must have been joking, but they were dead serious about the size of their diamonds.

Here's a Bruce Cockburn line I love

All the diamonds in the world
That mean anything to me
Are conjured up by wind and sunlight
Sparkling on the sea.

Glad to have found you.