Get Dressed in Different Ways
finally resolved to the fact that Im 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 its too cold to wear shorts). Might I also add,
that the pants in question are always Levis (no, I dont
own stock in the company).
is, Ive 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, Im really devoted to Levis.
Must be something about my age.
Herman, on the other hand, will wear any brand of jeans as
he says it best, "Whichever is cheapest."
Now, Ive been trying for several years to get him as
fond of Levis as I am. What Ive wound up doing
is simply buying them for him as gifts since he thinks its
silly to pay extra for Levis. 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 arent Levis."
a dear friend visiting me from NYC, and she just kind of looks
at Herman and then back at me, and says, "Whats
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
responds quickly, "Ive known Kathryn a lot longer
than you have, Herman. Ive heard all the stories about
Levis 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! Youre supposed to
support me! Whats up with turning me in?" Mary
just shook her head and said, "Kath, youve got
to stop trying to convert people to your style of dressing.
Herman seems like a great guy, even if he doesnt want
to wear Levis."
that Hermans a great guy has nothing to do with the
fact that I think he and just about anyone else looks best
in Levis. But thats just my opinion. I will continue
to keep buying them for him, and I know hell 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 Levis on last.
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"