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    People Get Dressed in Different Ways

    I’m finally resolved to the fact that I’m wearing pants for the rest of the year. I bring this up to you because as I was getting dressed this morning (rather, Herman was helping me dress) I noticed that my pants always go on first (now that it’s too cold to wear shorts). Might I also add, that the pants in question are always Levi’s (no, I don’t own stock in the company).

    The thing is, I’ve been wearing the same size since high school. And it would not be pretty, my being in a dressing room in any store, trying to figure out what size I DID wear in another style jeans. Plus, I’m really devoted to Levi’s. Must be something about my age.

    Now, Herman, on the other hand, will wear any brand of jeans as he say’s it best, "Whichever is cheapest." Now, I’ve been trying for several years to get him as fond of Levi’s as I am. What I’ve wound up doing is simply buying them for him as gifts since he thinks it’s silly to pay extra for Levi’s. Each time I buy these for him, I wrap them up and give them to him as a gift. The last time I did this it totally backfired. He started unwrapping the gift, kind of stopped and looked at me and said, "Please tell me these aren’t Levi’s."

    I had a dear friend visiting me from NYC, and she just kind of looks at Herman and then back at me, and says, "What’s going on guys?" Herman kind of looks at her sheepishly and says, "Kathryn has this thing about Levi Strauss and pretty much thinks everyone should wear them." (Remember this Mary?)

    Mary responds quickly, "I’ve known Kathryn a lot longer than you have, Herman. I’ve heard all the stories about Levi’s being so wonderful for years and years. You just have to turn a deaf ear and wear whatever you want." I turn on Mary and say, "Mare! You’re supposed to support me! What’s up with turning me in?" Mary just shook her head and said, "Kath, you’ve got to stop trying to convert people to your style of dressing. Herman seems like a great guy, even if he doesn’t want to wear Levi’s."

    The fact that Herman’s a great guy has nothing to do with the fact that I think he and just about anyone else looks best in Levi’s. But that’s just my opinion. I will continue to keep buying them for him, and I know he’ll wear them because he knows what they cost. As a matter of fact I was just giving him grief this morning as he put his shirt on first and his Levi’s on last.

    "Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"