There comes a point in every adult person's life when you decide to redecorate your family room or bedroom. Perhaps you go to Anthropologie to purchase some home decorations because it's a trendy store and it always smells nice. You find a chic rug that will go great with your hardwood floors, then you stumble upon a candelabra that will look fantastic in the bathroom, and then you find the holy grail of Anthropologie decorations -- a bundle of sticks that costs $42.
We wish that last part was a joke, but sadly, it is not. Anthropologie has a "Birch Branch Bundle" on its website that is literally just a bunch of birch twigs and sticks barely held together by two strands of twine. It somehow sells for $42, comes with 20 branches (I think they mean sticks) and is imported. From where, we'll never know (our best bet is Canada), but the bundles are currently sold out on the store's website, so good job, America.
But don't fret, my birch-loving friends, Anthropologie also sells just one birch branch for $24 that you can lean up against a wall for decoration, because apparently that is supposed to look good. And if having real pieces of wood from nature is just a little too real for you, Anthropologie sells a pack of three faux birch sticks for $38, because nothing is sacred anymore at this point.
Not only did Twitter users roast Anthropologie to filth, but the comments that people left on the store's website under these sticky products are gold.
"Don’t settle for those nasty domestic sticks. So basic. These sticks are IMPORTED," one comment reads.
"Compared to the domesticated sticks in my home, this wild stick really stands out. Well worth the $24. Recommend purchasing multiples. Possibly lighting them on fire," says another hilarious comment.
So never mind to walking outside and gathering up sticks and twigs from your own backyard to create a hip and artisanal aesthetic in your living room, just hit up the local Anthropologie and pay for sticks and twigs that would otherwise be used as a lodge for a Canadian beaver.