Lately, I’ve been wearing shirts with sayings around the street I’ve noticed an odd trend. People (random people) stop, read the shirts and tell you what they think about them.
Now, it can be nice to get a random compliment, but there are a few things wrong with this.
1. I don’t know what they are talking about half the time. Let’s say my shirt says, “When all else fails, hope everyone else fails with you.” Someone comes up to me randomly and says, “ha I totally agree.” I know I’m wearing the shirt, but when I first hear this I’m thinking, “what are you agreeing with?”
Of course, five minutes later, I remember I’m wearing the shirt and realize what he meant.
2. Every time someone wants to read the shirt they stop. Just stop. Like in the middle of the street while everyone is walking they will just stop and read, holding up traffic. “¿por qué?,” I’m thinking. (Don’t ask me why I’m thinking Spanish.) As Dory said in Finding Nemo, “just keep swimming and don’t stop randomly to read my shirt.” At least I think it was something like that.
3. The worst part is when people stop me to read. Okay I understand, my shirt is hilarious and I am awesome, so naturally you want to read the shirt, but why must you make me stand still so that you can read it. Then again, maybe that is the price of wearing an awesome shirt (that and $17.99 plus shipping and handling).
So I’ve decided to send the following message to all those who do this. Please stop. Stop commenting out of context, stop holding up traffic, and stop stopping me to read. Do this for the good of society.
Are you also annoyed by this? Tell me in the comments below.
-The Anon Blogger