Conversation Starter

Posted: April 23, 2012 in storytelling, stranger, talking

This is my shirt. I got this for my birthday a year or so ago. The Mrs. thought it would be funny to buy me something my dad would probably be proud to wear. However, there were stipulations to owning this shirt… Well, really, it was only one: I cannot wear it in public. Why? Because it’s a corny shirt that, like I said, my father would wear. He’s 70.

Well, since I was on vacation and could care less about any “stipulation,” I wore the shirt last Monday. I thought to myself, “It’s my vacation, so I’m not freakin’ ironing any clothes! I’m just going to throw on this t-shirt and I don’t care who sees it.”

What did I do that for?
I had absolutely no idea that my wardrobe would be a conversation starter. I left home around 11 AM to run some errands with The Mrs and by 12 PM, I was sick of having everyone stop me to read my shirt. First of all, if someone can’t read this shirt in the act of me walking by, then they need Hooked On Phonics. One guy, who read it aloud, misread it and thought “difficult” was “deceitful.” He said, “Well, at least you’re honest about it.”

Ugh. Secondly, I don’t need someone to validate me wearing this shirt by telling me how hilarious it is. I know it’s funny. That’s why I wore it. Continue to pester me and you’ll find out just how accurate it is.

By that evening, I was to the point that I was thinking of just wearing the shirt inside-out. Next time, I’ll listen to The Mrs.

Ever wore anything that attracted strangers to you?

  1. When I run across illiterate people, I tell them "Their they're, its ok your a little slow…"For some reason, they don't get the joke when it's said aloud….

  2. Isn't there some saying about wives always being right? Hm, could've sworn. If I were to add to the shirt, I would put.."this is your warning". Although the same people would've stopped you and the point would be moot. It is funny though;)

  3. Thank, Q says:

    If they did get the joke, then I'm sure they would feel stupid.

  4. Thank, Q says:

    Cari, I thought I saw that on my marriage license that "wives are always right," but like most men, I just skipped over it. Shame on me, huh? 🙂

  5. I need a shirt that says, "I'm difficult. Suck it."

  6. Thank, Q says:

    LOL! You don't have one already? Good to see you!

  7. Don't I know it! Great shirt. lol. My shirts are apparently a bit "risque" and usually bring the wrong kind of attention. Apparently one should not wear a shirt that says "Save a zamboni, ride a hockey player" to a hockey game. Who knew!? Another note to self…friend who thought it was a good idea to make a shirt that read "Crazy Bitch" on front and "Fuck So Good" on the back to wear to a Buckcherry concert…then made one for me…uh yeah…that lead to a LOT of handsy men. Who knew!? Yours was a better choice even if it did bring on annoying men. Now I think I have to write a post about my inappropriate shirts. Yup…gonna have to happen.

  8. Thank, Q says:

    LOL! I don't know what to say about your shirts. I can kind of see how a fella could get the wrong idea about you. You definitely have to spotlight that on your blog. I know those shirts brought about some crazy stories.

  9. Tiffany says:

    During my college years, I thought it'd be "cool" to buy one of those "No Bitch-Ass-Ness" shirts made popular by Puff Daddy aka P.Diddy aka Diddy. I wore it in public only once – just to run to the store and I was VERY self-conscious about who saw it. I couldn't wait to get back in my car! But my wake up call didn't come until my little sister – about 11 at the time – asked why I wasted my money on that shirt. I lost about 1,000 cool points that day lol!

  10. Thank, Q says:

    You gave P-Diddy your money for that shirt? 1,000 more cool points docked from your account, young lady! LOL! Nah, I think we all have worn something our parents would blush over. For me, it was a "2 Live Crew: Me So Horny" concert shirt I once had. I'd wear it at school, but I wouldn't wear it any where within 100 miles of Jackson. 🙂

  11. Vanessa says:

    My grandfather had the same bumper sticker on every car he owned – something along the lines of He'd already been to hell but they threw him out. I think he even had a hat with the same saying.

  12. Thank, Q says:

    Wow. Granddad wasn't afraid of anything with that mindset. LOL! I think items with phrases like that are perfect for senior citizens. I think I'm going to put my shirt back in the closet until I'm 65. :)Thanks for commenting!

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