Irony and Stupid T-Shirts

Posted on Updated on

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of taking the annual bus shopping trip to one of those outlet malls. It is always a blast, but I mainly go to hang out with friends, have a decadent lunch, and not have to drive. After so many hours, you take your cache to the bus, seal it in your labeled garbage bag and go back to empty your bank account. However, this time, the bus was not where it was supposed to be. I found the bus but it was blocked in by some self-promoted rapper named Nap-Boy. Our bus driver is upset, our people are upset and I’m thinking, what is the big deal? I sent a tweet to the address on the side of the van, and then I called the number. Here is the beauty of it all, I went back inside the shopping center, took a seat with my Dipping Dots treat, and watched the people pass by. There were a ridiculous number of people wearing T-shirts with stupid sayings on them. Ironically, the rapper that was boxing in our bus, also had a stupid shirt, and he walked right up to me. He, of course, wanted to sell me one of his CD’s. I made a contribution on the condition that he moves his van.

    I know I took the long way around on this one, but here’s the point. Out of thousands of people in the shopping outlet in Charlotte, I was able to find one person. Why, because he was wearing a stupid shirt; luckily his shirt matched his van.

He wasn’t the only adult wearing one of those silly shirts. As I sat there, I saw a beer bellied fella pass by in this gem.
I was really tempted to ask what his daughter looked like, to see if it was actually a concern. His daughter showed up. Sadly, Daddy, you can put the gun away. She will be home with you on prom night. I know it’s mean, but I started to chuckle.

Our next wonderful shirt was worn by a Goth kid with green hair. He was also wearing piercings in is eyebrows, his nose, his lip, his jaw, and those big tribal ear circles in his lobes. I laughed when I saw the shirt. The irony, people probably beat the crap out of him his whole life; especially looking as he did. He probably became a Goth when his parents stopped paying for his self-defense classes.

This t-shirt was worn by a young black man who was sporting this shirt in green. He also had on green shoes, a plaid green outer shirt and some green underpants. I saw the underpants because his pants were well below his butt. The young lady at his side walked along with pride that this gem wearing fashion risk was her man. Question, was she one of the wayward ho’s?

The more I sat there, the more people I saw wearing tees with sometimes inappropriate if not downright offensive imprints.


After about a half hour, I had to get up and move, because people were starting to wonder why I was laughing. I could not snap photos, but I did find most of the shirts on a website. I became more tickled as my friend joined me and she saw one that made her laugh even harder. It was a T shirt of the Ass Family and each of the family members also had on the same shirt. Who was the Smart Ass who came up with the idea to wear these out in public?

The irony of it all was wasted on the wearers. Individuals who wear these shirts are probably doing so to get noticed or get some attention. The attention you are getting is not for the funny sayings on your shirt, it is because the reader is processing the whole thought. The thought adorning your boobies, beer belly and bird chest is only the beginning.

One lady stopped and asked why we were laughing. I told her honestly, if you only knew what I was just thinking…..

21 thoughts on “Irony and Stupid T-Shirts

    copper weather vanes said:
    November 30, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Hey! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the outstanding work!

      Cheryl Corbin said:
      November 30, 2011 at 9:06 am

      You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~Ray Bradbury
      Thanks for reading and I shall continue writing.

    cupola house said:
    November 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

      Cheryl Corbin said:
      November 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      You can follow me @Assistingu, and thank you for reading.

    cupola said:
    November 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    My coder is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on numerous websites for about a year and am worried about switching to another platform. I have heard good things about Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it? Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

      Cheryl Corbin said:
      November 28, 2011 at 8:54 am

      My advice is always to stay with what makes you the most comfortable. If my reliable old Ford gets me from point A to point B and never gives me any problems, I may get another car, but I am still keeping my Ford. Hope this helps and thank you for reading!

    cupolas weathervane said:
    November 25, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Hello there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a wonderful job!

    garden wind vane said:
    November 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

      Cheryl Corbin said:
      November 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      Glad you shared. Now the trick is going to be to get the little darling to pick up another sea shell.

    weathervanes said:
    November 23, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your content seem to be running off the screen in Firefox. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The layout look great though! Hope you get the problem fixed soon. Thanks

      Cheryl Corbin said:
      November 23, 2011 at 9:35 am

      It appears there is a compatability issue with Opera and Firefox. I will notify WordPress of the issue and I thank you for visiting and thank you for reading.

    Lavonna Vielmas said:
    November 22, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Your place is valuable for me. Thanks!?

      Cheryl Corbin said:
      November 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      Well I hope you come back to my place for another visit. Thanks for stopping by Lavonna!

    Leo Caspi said:
    November 22, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good success. If you know of any please share. Thanks!

      Cheryl Corbin said:
      November 22, 2011 at 10:52 am

      Hi there Leo, most blogs have built in SEO generators. You can increase your traffic by registering on google, bing, and yahoo as a developer and listing your site.

      I really spend more of my time writing and have found if you have good content, the readers will find you. Thanks for reading!

    weathervane said:
    November 21, 2011 at 1:40 am

    I enjoy what you guys tend to be up too. This type of clever work and coverage! Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve you guys to blogroll.

      Cheryl Corbin said:
      November 21, 2011 at 7:42 am

      Thank you so much, but there are no guys, just me and a few ideas. Thanks for the compliments and thank you for reading.

    weather vane said:
    November 19, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Hey there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the superb work!

      Cheryl Corbin said:
      November 19, 2011 at 11:44 am

      Glad your weather vane was pointed in my direction today! Thanks for reading and moreover, thanks for the support. Heading to your page to show some reciprocity. Now, please get back to making our money.

    Irony and Stupid T-Shirts « said:
    November 14, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Irony & Stupid T-Shirts

      Cheryl Corbin said:
      November 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks for featuring me on your website. Also, thanks for reading!

Comments are closed.