Saturday, August 24, 2013

In search of pithy comeback

Internet, I need your advice. Yes, this goes for you non-quilters too. Periodically, I find myself in a conversation with someone that goes something like this:

Me: "I'm a quilter."
Her: "Oh, I don't have time for quilting."

This is typically said in a relatively snobby tone. As if I had more than 24 hours each day. I really need a comeback that is more politically correct than, "Well you seem to have time to be a bitch."

Any thoughts?


  1. I believe we all have time for the things we make time for.

    I believe in making time for things that are important to me and that I love doing.

    Well, we all have the same amount of time, it's just how we choose to spend it, yes?

    Etc. etc.

    - Jenn

  2. Yeah, I gotten that too, more than once. Quilting is still seen as something done by "domestic types", so it's o.k. for post-modern feminist career women to look down their noses at us. Her ignorance prevents her from recognizing you as a textile artist in your own right, who can also sew a button on your clothing instead of having to take it to the cleaners. It is also a prevailing notion of people to think that their time is more valuable that yours. Burns me up too!

  3. Maybe you could ask what they do have time for, just for the sake of making conversation. You might tell them that creative people create out of necessity for their personal and professional well being, since art is proven as a meditative and problem solving tool.

    1. Oh thats great advice Jennifer. Calling the person a bitch works for me too though Cheryl. Once I said, I quilt because otherwise I'd blow my brains out. That quieted the person.