The Back of My Shirt

Disclaimer: This is what happens when I randomly shop for clothes.
So the other day I was in Super Target (pronounced Tar-jey).  I was looking for toothpaste.  I can never remember where they keep the toothpaste. So I rolled the dice and had to guess which side to enter.  Of course, I was wrong.  
So I [...]

Disclaimer: This is what happens when I randomly shop for clothes.

So the other day I was in Super Target (pronounced Tar-jey).  I was looking for toothpaste.  I can never remember where they keep the toothpaste. So I rolled the dice and had to guess which side to enter.  Of course, I was wrong.  

So I walked in and there were the men’s clothes.  I thought…”I’m here…i”ll check it out.”  So I am looking through the shirts and I see this grey shirt.  I dig it.  It’s a pearl snap.  I try it on.  Fits good.  So I buy it.

Fast Forward to last Saturday.  I am getting ready to head to the church for rehearsal and the 5:30pm service.  ”Hmm…I should wear my new grey shirt.”  I was in a hurry but It looked like it needed some ironing.  So I break out the ironing board.  Iron the collar.  Iron the sleeves.  Iron the front.  Then I flip over the back.  As I iron, I notice that there is a design on the shirt.  ”Hmm…what is this?”  SKULL and CROSSBONES!  AHHHH!!!  UH-OH!  Not the best thing to wear when leading worship.  

Just think…I almost didn’t iron this shirt.  Can you imagine…me wearing a shirt and not knowing it had skull and crossbones on it.  In my brain I now can see myself in the service, turning around to give the band direction and skull and crossbones screaming at everyone from the back of my shirt.  And what about all the people who would think…”OK…I guess he is a skull-and-crossbones-kinda-shirt-wearing-guy. Good to know.”  Not that there is anything wrong with that…anyways.  

I wonder if anyone would ask me about it?  How would that convo go? “Hey man…like the new shirt…umm…so I see you like skull and crossbones?” And my response…”Skull and crossbones?   What are you talking about.  Ohhhhh… :-\”  I would feel like a dork not knowing what’s on my clothes.

So I say “Thank you, ironing board, for showing me the skull and crossbones. I have learned my valuable lesson: Always look at the back of a shirt before you buy it.

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One Comment

  1. Stuart Cowen added these pithy words on November 17, 2008 | Permalink

    I know I’m very late in commenting on this one, but we just had a similar experience with a shirt we bought for one of the boys. Lisa looked it over (front and back), liked it, bought it, it was worn, then washed…

    In the wash/dry process the collar had flipped up and revealed the word “Trouble” in huge letters under it. So check under collars too while your at it ;-)

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