Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dapper Dan


We spent a few hours at the mall today doing our part for the economy. Y'all are very welcome.

We went interview suit shopping and came home with a beaut. Well, we came home with part of a beaut; the pants have to be hemmed and creased and whatnot. Initially, the salesman told us that the pants would be ready on December 19th. Two and half weeks to get a pair of pants hemmed? Leads me to believe that the demand is greater than the supply. I'm not an economist, but that smells like a job opportunity for somebody. (Not me. Somebody else. It would take me two and a half years to hem a pair of pants.)

So Jim told the salesman that December 19th would not do - he needed them sooner. I shot him a look that said, "Are you going to a wedding that I don't know about?" and he shot one back that said, "Hey, you never know when I might have an interview." Love that about him. Always the optimist. Always looking at the glass half full, while I chug whatever is in the glass and then spew my cynical views. So the pants will be ready next week. 

And then we picked out a couple of new shirts and ties. And we bought a pair of shiny, black shoes. And we purchased some new socks. And by George, I think he's ready! Bring on the interviews...

3 comments:

Karen said...

Love that about my bro-in-law! He will go far in his new quest (but not geographically far). Such is my prediction.

Anonymous said...

Even in this job market, Jim will get a great job--because he is really smart, has a great sense of humor, and is oh so competent. Hell, he fixed our ailing dishwasher once-- he's even handy! What else could an employer want?

Anonymous said...

Is that Justin Timberlake?