Buying pottery in Asheville
A comment by Reddit user 4Nails on the Asheville subreddit post, "Awkward Asheville Conversation, or #NotPortlandia":
– Reddit user 4Nails
20 years ago I moved to Asheville for a job and got an apartment while my wife and son stayed where they where until I decided if I liked the job. So I needed a dish on which to place a candle. I drop in a pottery shop and saw a dish I liked. I take it to the register. "Don't you just love his new glazes?" The person at the register said. I had no idea what she was talking about. She Flipped over the dish and taped to the bottom was a photo of the Potter, a description of his choice of clay (there are choices?), and a full description of the potter's journey from one glaze to another and finally the one on the plate I was buying. I figured right then Asheville was not your average place. I also never again took for granted that simple things were not commodities but work's from an individual. It made common place things, personal things.
Here's the original post by Reddit user 6seed that 4Nails was commenting on:
– Reddit user 6seed
Me: A coffee for here, please
Him: We have a single-origin Ethiopian, or a blend of two different Ethiopian varieties
Me: How would I choose?
Him: Uh . . . you just tell me which you want, and I get it for you.
Me: . . .
Me: What I meant was, you said there are two choices, but they are very similar sounding, can you help me decide which one I might like?
Him: well, they are both going to have deep, floral, and fruity flavors.
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