We are all familiar with the type of person, generally a Leftist, who has a particular type of condescending contempt for America and love for Europe.
You hear things like:
America has no culture.
Everything in Europe is quaint/better/more cultured/[synonym for superior] to America.
This is why I love Paris. There are still cobblers. When I told this cobbler there weren’t any such things in America anymore he was stunned. pic.twitter.com/9RFeBnZ55h
— Eleanor Beardsley (@ElBeardsley) March 9, 2022
Ms. Beardsley is the Paris correspondent for National Public Radio.
Of course she loves that Paris has cobblers and how happy she was to shit on America for not having cobblers to a Parisian.
I bet it made her feel so superior.
No doubt she believes that all Americans wear disposable sneakers from Wal-Mart and have no need to resole a shoe.
Tell me you have never met a soldier or cowboy without telling me you never met a soldier or cowboy.
Every city I’ve ever lived in had a boot repair shop and at least half the items I’ve seen on the shelves were high dollar cowboy boots and uniform/combat boots.
There are also a fair amount of high end hunting, hiking, or work boots.
I’ve had several pairs of boots resoled.
When you spend a few hundred dollars on quality work boots, you want them to last.
My dad was a lawyer, he had dress shoes that were older than me and would have them resoled as well.
These places exist but I guess Bob’s Boot Repair (an actual place in Rapid City, SD that does excellent work) isn’t as quaint and cultured as a Parisian cobbler shop, so it doesn’t count.
So without a doubt Ms. Beardsley was absolutely wrong, going entirely by her prejudices and not knowledge. But what else could you expect from a sneering Leftist who works for NPR and lives in Paris.