Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Don't sweat the small stuff

My youngest daughter wants to get her friend-who-is-a-boy a present for Christmas.

She wants it to be a sweatshirt.

Only problem?

Well it turns out that you can't just buy a sweatshirt and put it on your boyfriend's back.

No, it appears that all of the "good" sweatshirts are those that come already used - preferably those stolen (I'm sorry, I meant to say "borrowed") from other people who have played on different lacrosse, track, or baseball teams. And the ultimate, it seems, is one that has someone else's really cool name displayed across the back.

So what now?

Does she reach into the depths of her cousins' closets and hope to hit paydirt? Does she go to the mall and offer to buy the shirt off some boy's back? Does she give him the sweatshirt she stole (oops, borrowed) from her last boyfriend?
This, my friends, is a true dilemma!
Anyone with a half of an entrepreneurial spirit should start a business selling sweatshirts from obscure schools, teams, and towns with really cool surnames on the back like "O'Reilly" "Lynch" or "Wilkey".

In the meantime, if you have one laying about (I'd guess size "Large") leave a comment and my daughter just might make you an offer. . .