You may or may not know that I really love t-shirts, the designs on them, collecting them and wearing them, it's an ever growing collection that I have and often they have a story or two connected with them, so every Friday a t-shirt from the collection will be showcased, so here it is the very first tee for T-Shirt Friday (seems almost like there should be a drum roll...) The below t-shirt was bought for me by my lovely girlfriend Miss Russell and it was designed by 101 Apparel, check out their website: http://www.101apparel.com
There we were, a late night heading home on the Bakerloo Line when on got a chap at Baker Street. Holding a bag and looking rather cool in a pair of designer sunglasses.
He sat down opposite us in the carriage no sooner had he done this the lady that he had seemingly been chatting up got up and off the train at the next stop. His concentration turned to the t-shirt I was wearing which just so happened to be the one below. "Wow!"
he exclaimed "That's a fantastic T-shirt". His amazement at the t-shirt slightly startled us,
"I'm from Africa and that T-shirt shows the whole world coming together in peace and music". It was pleasing to hear how much he liked the shirt, he said again "That really is quite some t-shirt" but this time telling the chap who had taken the place of the lady that had shunned him earlier, the tired chap next to him could do nothing but agree, nodding politely. "I must give you something" for a minute it seemed that he might like to swap something for the t-shirt but we made it apparent to him that it had been a present from Miss Russell, he seemed to understand that the t-shirt was not up for grabs. "Here, you must have these" he thrust the designer glasses that he had been wearing at me, the chap next to him came to life "But if you give him the sunglasses, what will you do tomorrow when it's sunny again?" it was a very valid question and for a moment I felt bad for having taken the glasses "No problem" he answered, while pulling out of the mystery bag another pair of designer sunglasses which he perched on his forehead, where the others had been only moments before. We left the train thanking him and feeling both amused and slightly bemused!
P.S. We often go to a pub quiz on a Thursday night. It's a good way to relax and test our knowledge. One particular pub quiz night both t-shirt and quiz question collided in perfect harmony. All day it felt like there was a reason why I was wearing the below tee and it all unfolded like a well packaged piece of apparel right there in the pub. After quite a number of non-t-shirt related questions along came the clincher, the one we and the shirt had been waiting for... "Which continent has the largest number of countries?" after a long pause,
we looked around almost trying to resist the obvious. Until suddenly we could resist no more, all eyes were on the t-shirt of knowledge. Busily counting the countries...
Anyway to cut a long story short the t-shirt provided the answer and proved that a shirt
can be both decorative and informative... As for the answer, why not have a go yourself?
You could even order yourself the same shirt to find out or there is of course the slightly less interesting option of just opening up an Atlas. Next Friday I'll reveal the answer.
Clue: It's the 'sunglasses' guy in the first story's favourite continent.