I checked the weather feeling sure there was a huge tsunami coming inland or an Armageddon of some sort.
Perhaps it was the cause of the oppressive heat wave over most of the country.
He researched (he always does) before making his declaration. He typed in “Charlie Harper” shirts (from Charlie Sheen’s character on Two and a Half Men). Turns out, they are bowling shirts. Not what he had in mind.
He needed a “flowered shirt.” I was envisioning something from Gone with the Wind. I was confused as he doesn’t usually wear curtain material. Normally. But then he doesn’t normally WANT to go shopping. Then he explained.
I call them Hawaiian shirts. They are silky and cool for the summer with island prints – big hibiscus or palms or something like that. His existing two are old and faded.
I wasn’t going to chance a change of mind which can happen fast. We were shopping within minutes of his declaration.
Armed with a coupon we traveled to the nearest mall. The first store (which was the coupon store) did not have much of a selection (why doesn’t the coupon ever work?).
The few they had were old people looking. You know what I mean. They were similar to what the old guys who belong to country clubs wear around the bar. Perhaps they are trying to pick up chicks but it wouldn’t work for me. Oh wait! I am past their targeted age which is usually younger than their daughters.
Off to the next store. Eureka! We found three beautiful prints. They are like Tommy Bahama meets Don Ho with a dab of Peter Max — colorful but not too over the top. Somehow I coaxed him to get all three. (Earthquake coming?)
After all you can always wear one to your own funeral to give it an island feel. Hmmm…planning your own funeral may be a future post!
Now we are ready for all the summer invitations to roll in.