I love baseball caps and I purchase ones that have logos that have some significance for me. But T-shirts are almost just as fun because they can fulfill the same function. You know: “Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt.”
Yesterday was my last day at work. It is not uncommon around my old workplace to present departing employees with the organizational T-shirt. The ones for women say “Absolutely Fabulous”. The one I received, the one for men, says “Absolutely”. How droll!
The contrast reminds me of the story I once read in the Helsinki newspaper extolling the virtues of the beautiful women in Finland. When it came time to describe the men, all the author could say was, “Men? Yes we have them, too.” I guess we males are not very noteworthy. Still, I appreciated the gesture of my boss and her secretary.
My brother and his wife bought a T-shirt for me from a town in California which bears our surname. The shirt has the name of the town on it and a dragon. Exactly what dragons have to do with birds (the species from which our surname was derived), I have no idea. There is a disconnect.
I want to have a T-shirt made that DOES have my last name on it, with a character from the movie “Chicken Run”. This character not only bears my last name but also bears our family temperament — crusty and ill-tempered.