Monday, February 18, 2008
Scott's new "retro" shirt
Hello everyone! This is not Scott, but his sister (and superior sibling), Anne. Right now he and my parents are running a few errands, which has provided me the opportunity to hijack his blog to tell a little story. What a special occasion!
Earlier in the day, the entire family took a trip to the Camarillo Outlet mall. For those of you unfamiliar with Scott's so-called fashion "sense," he does not have one. His wardrobe consists of clothes our mother forces upon him on Christmas and his birthday so he's not walking around in acid washed jeans and holes in his underwear (tighty whities, for those who were wondering). Basically, if it's not in a Best Buy ad, Scott doesn't see the point in forking over his cash.
After browsing through the Sony and Bose stores, we made our way over to the Banana Republic store, where he bought three shirts -- all of the polo variety. The only kind of shirt he wears ( (Scott sort of dresses like Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes"). When he got to the cashier, one of the items rang up for an astonishing $3.50! Man, my brother was soooo excited! Then the girl helping him said: "Good find! I think this is a really old shirt... they're probably just trying to get rid of it, because no one wants it -- that's why it's so discounted!" This backhanded compliment may have rubbed some people the wrong way, but not my brother! Then he made some dorky comment about how "retro is in," and how he would play Pacman wearing the shirt. The cashier who was probably 21 looked at him blankly, then asked him to sign the credit card receipt.
My brother could not stop raving about his fabulous bargain! He said these purchases would last him "at least another three years!" I would elaborate more on this story, but Scott's coming home any second, so I have to wrap this up.
So, what do you guys think? Do you like this shirt? Note: right after this photo was taken, Andrew spit up all over the shirt.