Whatdayamean "Am I going out looking like this?"
Like many men, I'm not a good shopper. That's why I rarely do it. That's also why I usually look like a holocaust survivor, except for the part about being brutally starved. (Trust me, I DON'T look starved.) My default version of clothes shopping consists of going to the LL Bean website and buying some new shorts and t-shirts, then waiting for the UPS man to arrive. Easy peasy.
But today I felt brave and ventured out to the big mall just a couple of blocks away. I went in to Dillard's first, found the men's department in the back corner, and then found several shirts that looked nice. The lady whose first language sounded like it was Russian told me they were now 40% off. Sweet!
I whipped out my wallet and she said, "I'll need your Dillard's card, please."
I said, "I'll just pay with my debit card, thank you."
"Oh no sir (or maybe it was "Comrade"), the sale price is only for Dillard's Club members. I'll be happy to open you a membership. ("Membership" must now be the code word for credit card.) Nope, no more "memberships" for me.
At the other end of the mall was Macy's. Same drill, found the men's department and a couple of nice shirts....they were Tommy Bahama....but they were waaaaay over $100 each.
Next it was on to Nordstrom's. I found their men's department in the corner of the basement (how come women get 95% of the store?) and a couple of acceptable shirts.
The tag said the fabric was "modal". So I said to myself, "Self, WTF is modal? And more importantly, does it need to be ironed?" I looked it up on the World Wide Web (thank you iPhone) and it said modal "pills" and likely needs ironing.
I decided my last stop before I gave up entirely would be REI. Fortunately they had a couple of Colombia shirts that I liked, never mind that they looked like I was going fishing, so I bought 'em.
Now I'm just hoping the "fisherman look" is better than the "holocaust survivor look". I'm thinking it's a toss-up. Meh. ;)