ARE YOU? YOU KNOW THE ONES, DONCHA? The ones that have to have the latest in fashion. Fashion dictated by someone who decided that something should be in style. So, hair styles change and shoe styles change and the clothes you wear also changes. And you just have to have the latest in fashion. It don't really matter if you are comfortable or not. It don't matter if you can walk in those shoes or not. It don't even matter if you are modest or not. It is OK, because someone somewhere said that was what the fashion was.
I wear western clothes. Cowboy boots, Wrangler jeans, and western cut shirts and suits. And, of course, a cowboy hat. I have worn that style of clothing for over 7 decades. I know, I know, my family feels that I need to get with the times and update my wardrobe. So, I thought, OK, I will just do that. And here is what happened.
A few weeks ago My wife and I were in a shopping mall in a large city on our State. I went into a store to look at a pair of Jeans they had on display. Man, they were the latest fashion. They were faded and had holes in them. Really, there wasn't much thread there holding all the holes together. Wow, I thought. Now here's a pair of pants I won't have to go to the trouble of breaking them in and wearing holes in them. I can buy them already broke in. So I went in and ask the price. $70.00 Yep, that is not a misprint. $70.00. Well I guess they are worth that much to get them already broke in and faded worn. But, I had to turn away. No way could I afford that pair of pants.
I guess I will just have to continue paying $25.00 for mine and wearing them out myself, until I can save up enough money to afford these jeans already broke in and holes worn in them and not have to go to all that work myself.
AND THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK