Why The Shades?

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If there’s one thing we hate, it’s when people wear sunglasses inside. Aside from being strung out, recently beaten, or some sort of spy, there’s no excuse other than an inflated sense of importance. Or, that’s what we thought until we read this piece from Slate, the grand-daddy of online magazines. In it, Troy Patterson takes to the tents of Bryant Park and gets to the bottom of some optical obsessions. Our favorite response comes from Starr Micheli. When Patterson asks her why she’s wearing sunglasses inside, she snaps back, “‘Cause I don’t want nobody to see me. Why, you got a problem?”

No. No problem, except for the fact that sunglasses don’t make you invisible.