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Re: Fish Eyes again

Well, that's your problem, Chris. Never explain your reasons for purchasing something like Everclear -- immediately looks like guilt. I have to admit, though, I did make my husband go in and buy mine for the same reasons. I felt like it was okay for him, but I had a reputation to uphold. :) But I have walked into our liquor store here (NC, which-- as you know--not all that far from SC!) and bought something as nice as Hendrick's gin and got what I thought looked like questionable and dirty looks. I think I said something like, "Isn't this just the best gin ever? I love this gin." That seemed to take care of (their) problem, whatever it is. So I guess you have to be proud of what you buy and offer no excuses or explanations.

On Sep 16, 2008, at 10:09 AM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:

I think so--here is where shockingly enough sexism plays a role. A woman going into a liquor store buying Everclear in the day? Not good. But evening--they may think that I am making one of those slushy things. Everclear is just sooo.....wrong. I went into a liquor store in South Carolina to get my bottle and at the counter I told the guy I was using it in a photographic process and he said, "Yeah, whatever lady..." and he was NOT being nice about it.

Christina Z. Anderson
----- Original Message ----- From: "Alberto Novo" <alt.list@albertonovo.it>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 8:00 AM
Subject: Re: Fish Eyes again

Is it better to buy Everclear during the evening? :-))
I'll try that in the future but I ran out of my Everclear and I always am embarrassed to buy it at the Liquor Store during the day because I get really funny looks :)