Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Wisconsin 101: Who's cool?
This is such a sincere place. There is not a lot of snark in Wisconsin, which means I am often left feeling like the bitchiest person in the world because I have a normal amount of snark but compared to Wisconsin Nice, I am mean.
Even the hipster affect is done without irony here. There are people who have mullets because - because, I think, they think they look good. Not because they are making an ironic commentary on fashion and style.
Although I have to admit that I could do without hipsters and ironic commentary on fashion and style.
I even had to stop it at work because my boss, who does have a great sense of humor, does not have a snarky bone in his body. When I was commenting that at my old job, at the super-cheap non-profit, they had moved beyond a VPN system and I could get to any of my files on the shared drive from my home computer, as compared to my current job, where I have to have 1. my work computer and 2. a stupid VPN thingy to work at home, that the 80's called and wanted their technology back, my boss looked puzzled and then shook his head.
I got the message.
Snark is not done there.
That's why I have to save it all for blogging.
But occasionally, I do see something that gives me hope that there is an edge to the humor here, like the coolers at Big Head Beer.