Abbey’s Road: A Home for Patricia

Nathan Law

You know those viral social media posts that occasionally launch the Internet into heated debates over inanimate objects? Exhibit A: The Great Dress Debate of 2015. A photo posted by a woman on Tumblr asking for the world’s input regarding the color of a dress by UK retailer Roman Originals: […]

Abbey got a mixed response after sharing her new purchase, Patricia, the chair. She is still happy to have given the piece of furniture a new home.

You know those viral social media posts that occasionally launch the Internet into heated debates over inanimate objects?

Exhibit A: The Great Dress Debate of 2015. A photo posted by a woman on Tumblr asking for the world’s input regarding the color of a dress by UK retailer Roman Originals: Blue and black or white and gold? (The designer later confirmed the former, then sold out of them in a half hour.)

Or who can forget 2017’s Vans Sneaker Conundrum: Is the shoe pink and white, or gray and teal? 

Don’t even get me started on yanny/laurel of 2018. (You can Google, but it was CLEARLY “laurel.”)

Whatever side people are on — blue/white, gray/pink, yanny/laurel — it baffles their minds that anyone could view or hear something in a different way. 

And now I have experienced this firsthand.

A couple weeks ago Mr. Roy drove to a secondhand store on a mission to help with yet another item on my Honey-Do List. While he was en route, I looked up that store’s daily Facebook live video, because what kind of wife would I be if I didn’t micromanage my husband’s store runs? 

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