People are so gnomist these days. What was once looked upon as a cute or even quaint addition to the garden is now seen as ugly and kitsch. KITSCH!
I suffer this gnomist attitude everywhere I go. I am shocked and sickened.
I was purchasing some gnomes from the local Bunnings. Bunnings has only a small selection of gnomes for sale - they are one of the few retailers who sell them at all! I bought two of them for a short film I'm making for uni.
I got to the checkout with a gnome tucked under each arm and what does the lady say?! She says:
So who's the gnome-lover then?
I tried to laugh it off. Hahaha. But really inside I panicked. "I'm buying them for a film I'm making!" I say. What kind of film she asks? A film about gnomes I reply. She scrunched up her nose at me. Scrunched up her nose!
I had to go back and buy duplicates (because they will be needed for movie magic purposes). Thankfully I didn't meet that woman again.
However, when I got home my parents were shocked that I would buy that many gnomes. My father is a registered gnome-hater and new ones pop up in the garden to keep him under surveillance. This is no joke.