03 July 2008

In Requiem

Today I say goodbye to an old friend:
This is my favorite t-shirt, which I've had since high my junior year (or so) in high school. (Whoa - that was nearly 10 years ago!) When I bought it at a local thrift shop, it was already soft from years of casual wear. I wore it out. And then, when I finally felt that it was too indecent to wear around, I retired it to sleepwear. Over the years, it's gone completely threadbare - it's so thin that it has runs in it like pantyhose! I've known for about a year that I should really throw it away, but didn't have the heart. Now the runs have become sizable holes, and I can deny the truth no longer - the time has come. Goodbye, old friend - you lived up to your slogan!

4 comments:

Amber Joy said...

Ahhh!!! You threw it away?! Goodbye, old friend, indeed. :(

Kelli said...

Yeah, it's sad. But you've got to agree (I mean, you would know) - it was way past time!

Kasey Lane McCollum said...

That is so sad. I just had a moment of silence on behalf of you beloved shirt.

mad4books said...

This reminds me of two other famous t-shirts that lived to a ripe old age: Seinfeld's "Golden Boy" and "Baby Blue"...and the "Team Building Exercise '99" from _The Flight of the Conchords_ "Business Time" song!