I Heart Twee Shirts

Posted on June 11, 2007 Under Fashion

Amelia at Twee Shirts sent both Josh and I a pair of her t-shirts “I Stomach…” last week — Josh got the LA version; me, the NY — and I have to say that it’s the exact kind of tongue-in-cheek kind of humor that I treasure. As I was leaving on a caffeine run the other day, I noted never to wear it if I was in an anti-social mood, because the “I [graphic of a stomach] NY” print generated two fairly amusing conversations in a ten-minute time period: the first, with my roommate, who questioned why my shirt had a bladder on it. I kindly informed her that it was a stomach, and after thinking about it for a second, she burst out into a fit of laughter. The second interaction was with two guys on the street; it went a little something like this:

Guy #1: “Hey, baby. I Heart New York, too.”
Me: “Uhhhh.”

Guy #2: “You [expletive, expletive], that’s a stomach”
Me: “Uhhhh.”
Guy #1: “But why would you wear that?”
Guy #2: “Because let’s face it bro, sometimes living here [expletive] sucks, but you deal with it because most of the time it’s [expletive] awesome.”
Guy #1: “Oh. like, you stomach it.”
Me: “Yeah. That’s exactly right.”
Guy #2: “You really are [expletive, expletive]”

Just goes to show, honesty is always the awkward amusing best policy.