Today's Globe and Mail features an article about the return of 'Lowbrow Chow' as a result of the impending economic recession. Don't you just love it when our cultural 'superiors' from The Centre of the Universe go 'slumming'? Don't forget, it's many of these same people who've never opened a box of Kraft Dinner in their lives who proclaimed the triumph of unrelenting and unregulated capitalism in other sections of the Globe, like the op-ed page and Report on Business. They'll also be the first to abandon organic and Fare Trade products when the inevitable lifestyle lands on their doorstep advising them that social and environmental consciousness are no longer de riegeur.
It's something to think about over lunch today, which for this page is chicken salad on rye, made from no-name canned chicken purchased at Costco and Kraft Miracle Whip. I was eating it during the last recession, I was eating it at the height of the dot-com explosion, and I'm eating it now. To those of you who feel crushed by the current 'crisis' because you can no longer afford that third car or luxury condo, shut up and eat it, it's good for you.