Today I am going to brag a bit. Actually, I am going to brag a lot. Deal with it. However before the bragging, I need to share a bit of my personal history and thought processes.
There are a lot of things that I dislike doing; lots of activities that make up part of life in the modern world that are necessary, but not articularly enjoyable. Not for me anyway. One of those activities is shopping for new clothes. If I am being totally honest I would say that my feelings about shopping for clothes is more of a hatred than a mere dislike. The experience has never been enjoyable, and often has been downright miserable.
However, because my recent success in losing weight (73 pounds, 6 oz. as of this morning) it had become very necessary to get some new clothes. As much as I hate shopping for clothes, I hate having my pants fall down around my ankles as I walk across a parking lot even more. Something had to be done.
Now, as it happens, the day I returned from my very enjoyable vacation I had received the newest KingSize Direct catalog in the mail. I have ordered all my clothes from their for the last several years. The timing of the catalogs arrival was particularly good because I had received my commission check the same day. After paying some bills that had been delayed by vacation I even had a few bucks left over. So, I sat down and paged through the catalog. After about twenty minutes I reached for my phone and called them to make the order: twenty minutes later 7 pairs underwear, 7 pairs of socks, two pairs of slacks, and four shirts were on the way to me.
The order arrived yesterday. All the items fit. Now for the bragging part, all of the items, with the exception of the socks, were two sizes SMALLER than my previous order. Yeah, I’m kind of proud of that.