Who doesn’t love a good hot dog?
So it’s only natural that you’d also really love a six-foot-long hot dog sofa in the middle of your living room, right? And for a measly $7,100! Who wouldn’t want that?
Well, a number of people on Twitter, at least, who spent a good portion of their day Thursday mocking a hot dog sofa offered online by Neiman Marcus and its subsidiary, Bergdorf Goodman.
The Seletti couch is made in Italy and can be yours for $7,100 from the luxury retailer, plus tax, plus a $295 shipping fee, and is expected to ship no later than Dec. 5 — just in time for Christmas!
The sofa comes with sliced cucumber and tomato pillows, though it is unclear why anyone would put a tomato on a hot dog. Or a cucumber, for that matter. Perhaps it’s an Italian thing.
You also apparently need to take off the hot dog cushion in order to comfortably sit on the sofa, making YOU the hot dog, which may or may not be your thing, we’re not here to judge.
To fill out your street-meat-themed living room — or if the $7,100 price tag is too much for you — Seletti also makes a hamburger chair, for a mere $4,950 at Neiman Marcus, plus tax and a $250 shipping fee. It also comes with pickle and tomato pillows, but oddly, no cheese blanket. It also appears to have a layer of fabric the color of mayonnaise, which may repulse you. (Again, no judgment.)
Folks on Twitter . . . had thoughts. Here are a few:
Being consumer-focused, we at MarketWatch would like to point out that the hot dog couch can also be yours for the discount price of $6,035 at 2modern.
Alternatively, if you had put that $7,100 into buying stock of Neiman Marcus co-owner Ares Management Corp.
at the beginning of the year, you could have made a profit just about big enough to treat yourself to a hot dog sofa. Shares are up 71% year to date.