Friday, January 11, 2013
Marriage 501, Lecture 235: Sizing and nothingness
SH: I was at Banks and there was this really nice shirt on the sale table. But the collar was half an inch too small.
Me: That's too bad. [I return to my book for a minute, then realize that I have a question about what he said.] I didn't even think they made men's shirts that way any more.
SH: That's why I can't buy dress shirts at Macy's now. They come in average sleeve lengths and they're either an inch too short or an inch too long.
SH: They come in 32/33 or 34/35, which means they're 32 and a half or 34 and a half.
Me: This is really boring.
SH: But my true length is a 33 and a half.
Me: And yet you keep talking.
SH: But it just so happens that medium-sized sport shirts are 33 and a half. Because they're only small, medium, large, or extra large.
Me: You keep talking.