Thursday, March 30, 2006
Faded, worn out jeans with holes in the knees are the in thing. Young people pay big bucks for them. The day they buy them they already look worn out. I have always gone for the new, never worn, look. When my jeans got holey---out they went.
Today I mowed the lawn and worked around in the back yard. I had on a pair of jeans that were worn, ragged and had a large hole in one knee. Ordinarily I wouldn’t even wear jeans like these to work in. But I thought, what the heck, these things bring big bucks over at Macys, they’re good for a few more outings.
I needed to run over to our daughters for a few minutes and she wasn’t at home so I thought, “you want be seen by anybody---no need to change pants.” On the way I decided to stop at the library. I said to myself, “these holey jeans are the in thing now, don’t worry about it.”
There were a lot of women in the library today. Several of them looked at me as I moved from the new books to the magazines and from section to section. Each one of them smiled. What was she thinking? Did that one think, “Isn’t he cute?” Or maybe, “Wow, pretty sexy for an old guy.” Or, “Man, that dude is stylish.”
Back in the car I pondered my knee sticking through the hole.
There’s just no way to get around it. That is one sexy knee!