Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Buying new pants or: What's wrong with the world today?

This is a confession, OK? If there's something I hate is buying new pants. On my list of things it's somewhere between getting vegetarian dish with chicken and sticking a fork into your eye. It's hard to say what is so strenuous and awful about going shopping for new pair of pants, but the more I think about it, the more I think absolutely everything. Actually, even just thinking about it makes me nervous.

The thing is, I know now for a while that this day way coming. And I was prepared too. I decided to solve the problem once and for all (or at least for another 5 years or so) and buy 2 or 3 pairs of Lewis jeans, the ones that were proven to fit well and last long. After all, I don't want another Jack & Jones experience.

I even waited for the new Lewis store to open, picked a nice day and walked in the store confidently. Sure, I forgot the model and the size I used to wear, but surely that nice young lady there is going to hell me, right? Well, at least that last part turned out to be right.

When I tried to navigate through different models and asked for the "old ones" the nice lady kindly explained they don't make those anymore. To my surprise they also don't make any jeans that isn't elastic. And all models are "slim"now. Tighten up and expose your kidneys.

I couldn't hide my disappointment and she was probably wondering why I act like I'm 90. As my last hope to buy normal pair of trousers went down the drain and I quietly accepted my defeat, looked away and bought a pair of semi-elastic jeans, I remembered what Douglas Adams said about technology.
“1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”
It's true for clothes too.