Some designer's money-encrusted condos are just not selling and deep in your heart, you know the marketing agent is right: Bostonians are too provincially backwards to understand sophisticated, edgy design, because, obviously, if New Yorkers can appreciate oversized marble panels and the chic, wink-and-a-nod allusions of prominently placed garden gnomes, then you know there's something wrong with us, snort.
But Jay, put down that hemlock!
... What will the world think of us? Will we be taken off the world-class city list? Oh the things they'll say about us in Paris and New York! ...
Hmm, I wonder how sophisticated Barney's of New York is doing in our backwater?