Montana Jones

Montana n: A state of the northwest United States bordering on Canada. Admitted as the 41st state in 1889. The fourth largest state in the union, it includes vast prairies and numerous majestic mountain ranges.
Syn: Treasure State, Big Sky Country, Last Best Place.

Jones n: slang. An addiction or very deep craving.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

It's a guy thing

My husband has these tee shirts, in fact every lady I know complains that their husbands have these tee shirts. They are just worn out to where you can see through them. They are just worn to nothing. But everyone's husbands refuse to let them get thrown away. In fact, when you try to they get all "Where is that shirt of mine." It's crazy that they won't get rid of them.
Naw, that's normal. It's a guy thing.
But why? He wouldn't let me toss this nasty pillow of his either.
See, we guys bond with the clothes and things we are close to. It starts when you buy us a new shirt, that shirt is a complete unknown. Maybe it scratches or shows off the gut too well or lets us down is some way, so we are gonna be skeptical of it. We might not wear it if there is a tried and true alternative. That is until we bond with it. Once it proves that it can be a comfortable and flattering shirt we are gonna start testing the limits. Wear it to the office, and the beach, and to the game and here and there. If the shirt holds up it becomes important. We have made some memories with it and done cool things with it. It becomes really treasured and valued. You don't just give up on things that have watched out for you so well. So even if it becomes worn out or threadbare, that is still the really cool shirt that you wore to the big game or whatever. You can't just toss it. You have bonded. Guys don't want to toss their favorite stuff. It's like telling them to ignore an old war buddy. And they will also resist the brand new stuff. Just be patient. When you buy him a new shirt, don't force him to wear it all the time, give him time to bond with it. If it's a good shirt he will connect with it soon enough and then in a few years it will be the shirt he refuses to get rid of.


I told my husband that spiel you had about not getting rid of old shirts and he was all "that is so right, that is just how it is."
Yup. It's a guy thing.

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