Everybody Hates My New Shirt
I saw this t-shirt on-line for only $12 and just had to get it. I even paid extra for shipping so I could have it here in time for the RNC. I wore it for the first time last Saturday and let me just say that people were hatin’. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten so many nasty looks from so many people. Within 2 minutes of leaving my car I got called out by an old dude at the farmer’s market. I stopped at his table to ask how late the market is open and he said, “What is this? What is this shirt?” I said, “McCain’s ideas are so old he could have been elected in 1908.” Old dude looked again and said, “Oh. Oh, I see. Well, your purse strap was covering up the 9.” Duly noted.
At work people kept giving me sidelong glances and I heard one crew guy whisper, “I can’t believe Sara is for McCain.” The crew girl answered, “She’s not; read the whole shirt.” All day people glared at me. I didn’t know if they were giving me dirty looks because they thought I was for McCain or not for McCain. Some did a double-take then busted out laughing. I have noted them in my head as the smartest and most observant people in the building.
Walking around downtown on my dinner break was equally fun, although I really felt that I stuck out. People here in Minnesota are informed and politically active (this state has the highest percentage of young people who vote than any other state) but they are also reserved and private about their opinions. I rarely see any display of political opinion other than the occasional rainbow pride bumper sticker. This is a big contrast to living in D.C. where you can’t throw a dead cat without hitting somebody ranting about politics.
The high-light of the week-end was going to work Sunday morning. When I walked in, the front desk man stopped me and said, “That shirt you wore yesterday, that was just the most punk rock thing I’ve ever seen. At first I was like, What does that mean exactly? I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not and finally I decided it was just pure punk rock. When all my friends were all done up punk rock I used to wear this Whitney Houston t-shirt. It just confused people. I thought that was more punk rock than any (obscure band) t-shirt.”
Thanks for your support. I’m glad I was able to help you relive your rebellious youth.
Confuse people. Get the shirt: Busted Tees
And if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s Barack Obama’s 2008 acceptance speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZCrIeRkMhA