Totally. The purse topic was interesting because it delved into the sociology of it all. And like I said in my original post that started this topic out, these types of "shallower" topics aren't inherently bad. There's nothing wrong with discussing fashion (and when it's combined with sociological or historical aspects, all the better). There IS something wrong (in my opinion) with being so obsessed with fashion that one comes across as having the intelligence of a mannequin.Bingo. Purses CAN be a pretty banal topic of conversation, but there's a huge difference between our purse thread, wherein we explore purses as a social and cultural phenomenon... and "purse talk" among the lowest common denominator.
"So, like, I bought this purse last weekend. But like, there's not really a good place to put my phone since I just upgraded yesterday to the latest GiganticPixelXL and now it doesn't fit in the pocket I WAS keeping it in. So like, I think I'm going to take the purse back to the store and exchange it because I still have the tags. My quadriplegic teacup rescue pittie peed in it once but I rinsed it out really well and I don't think anyone will notice. I'm hungry. Do you want to go get Thai Food?"