'Does everything have to be upscale?':
I was thinking the same thing.
... 'One of the dirtiest little secrets ...':
Reader No. 1 reveals even more about supersized suburban kitchens:
"This is one of the dirtiest little secrets of the Upper Middle Class today, an even dirtier secret than investing in high-end kitchens: instead of hiring a servant to do the cooking for you, the money is spent on restaurant dining and health club memberships. It's a win-win for Clarke Showrooms
and Ming Tsai
and Gold's Gym
. What an economic value chain!"Hub Blog's response
-- Not hiring servants? I knew it! ... I hope readers appreciate the great risks Reader No. 1 is taking in spilling these secrets. ... Thank goodness his children are beyond the age of "interviewing" for exclusive day-care slots. Retaliation can be brutal and swift.