Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What's New?

There is something great about certain new things. Not all new things, mind you; just certain new things. There is the new car, which is a combination of new plastics off-gassing, something that starts out clean, a seat that is firm and not yet contoured to your bottom. All that and a bunch of new gizmos and hopes of reliability makes a new car something special.

New clothing can be hit or miss. How often have each of us purchased something and worn it once and there is sits in a drawer until it’s time to ship it off to Good Will?

New shoes need to be broken in. Shoes and sneakers get better and better every day right until they fail. People don’t seem to go for shoe repairs anymore. I remember at least one shoe repair shop in every town, now there is only one in our county and I’d be willing to bet that shoe repair is only a small portion of their business.

Other new things that are totally wonderful are things like socks and underwear. A new springy pair of socks always feels good and new underwear with a new elastic waist band can be exquisite. New furniture can be nice. New computers and pets are usually as bad as they are good.

So there you have it, the best new things are cars, socks and underwear.


Blogger darev2005 said...

Here's a dilemma for you. Why is it that new socks feel so good, yet we wear our old favorite socks until the wife sneaks into our drawer in the middle of the night to throw them away?

6:15 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

"new socks"

It's disturbing that that phrase turns me on.

12:19 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Darev, I keep them until they get holes in the heals. Then they become shop rags.

Amy, I can relate. I have a stash that have still to be opened. They are still folded in half with the paper band around them.

5:18 AM  

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