I actually decided to explore some other sections of my favorite thrift store. In particular, I wanted to see what kind of sweat shirts and hoodies were on offer. My motivation for doing so was the recollection of a conversation with a coworker long ago who appeared one day in an apparently never-been-worn sweatshirt from some obscure university.
Me: Nice sweatshirt. Where is that school located anyway?
Him: I don’t know.
Me: … so… how did you come to obtain that article of clothing?
Him: I found it at a thrift shop.
Me: I certainly respect that.
So I raided the clothing items and oh, wow! There is some fun stuff in those racks. Some shirts for a random security service. A long-sleeve shirt with a patch that apparently proudly certifies that the wearer is ISO-certified. A sweatshirt that simply, humbly, and rather quizzically says “Crate & Barrel: Safety 2002″.
But the crowning piece was a hooded sweatshirt for a varsity cheer squad. The back had a Tinkerbell character talking some smack about how the team fully intended to dominate Nationals ’06. And you know I would have paid the 3 dollars for the item if it wasn’t 2 sizes too small for me.
Hey, if I’m going to buy any of these clothes, they’re going to be things I can wear. Honestly, I could start an entire other blog documenting the strangest thrift store finds. The only problem is that, while the cost would be negligible, the storage requirement for all of this junk would not be.