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Monday, April 24, 2006

TO:: All Staff

Dateline::April 24, 2006
MEMO:: IT is spreading

This afternoon while your humble reporter was undercover buying groceries for an upcoming expose (just how old are those eggs?!) she noticed something:


It's true--like an adorable spring time virus, The Shirt has been spotted at Days Market. Is the spread of the shirt a mimic for how bird flu will be transmitted? A model of the rise of ye old timey black plague? Is this a harbinger for 28 Days Later, only it's now instead of later?

AM I JIM?


::end transmission.

14 comments:

~j. said...

Get the shirt. I know it's true. Amen.

Kiki said...

So how did you go about getting this picture? Did you tell the lady the whole "The Shirt" story, or did you say, "I simply LOVE your shirt! May I take a pic of you wearing it?" Or did you lie and say, "You are my mom's doppelgänger! I HAVE to take a picture so I can show her!!"? (I know that's incorrect punctuation, but I have issues with the correct punctuation.) Whatever you did, she is proud to be wearing The Shirt...prouder than I could ever be if I were wearing such a thing.

Azúcar said...

I turned on the charm and said "Excuse me, but you look so cute! Would you mind if I took a picture of you?" She was so pleased. I bet I made her day (well, I make most people's days when I deign to speak.) The shirt is very cute in person.

It will please you to know, Carrie, that I was listening to Back In Black on my iPod when all of this went down.

One of my favorite things in the world is to listen to scandalous music at Days Market and pretend that it's actually being pumped live over the speakers! Your B*$#@es are WHAT? The Shock! The Awe!

c jane said...

This is getting scary. And I love it.

LuckyRedHen said...

I just bought mine 2 hours ago. They're $3 at the AF Walmart. The shirt IS true - I concur with ~j.

Geo said...

I got mine in Salt Lake tonight! Somehow this proves to me that I am finally a grown up because I no longer care that I am not resisting the social virus. Color me pink AND white. If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing--this is how I know I'm still me even though I'm finally a grown up.

imsewfunny, you definitely take the prize for getting the best deal on the viral shirt.

Geo said...

Cancel the pink. It's got more cleavage than I do. (What was that I was saying about having finally grown up? So when do I get my grown up bust?)

c jane said...

Pictures People!

LuckyRedHen said...

Oh my goodness...

I'm on my way to Walmart today (again, I know, I was just there yesterday) and as I pull in the parking lot there is a HOT chick wearing the white viral shirt

AND SHE WASN'T ANYONE WE KNOW!

There are a *TON* of white XL at the AF store plus other colors in full force.

It's a proclamation, geo, and I tried the pink but it looked barfy on me (I shouldn't mention barfy on this blog though so pretend I didn't write it).

Queen Scarlett said...

Somebody deserve royalties from this company... or they've got a great grass roots campaign.

Geo said...

I returned the pink cleavage shirt to the Orem Wal-Mart today because I didn't care about another trip to Salt Lake, and I was shocked to find that the viral shirts had virtually been bought out. Should I assume that local bloggerettes descended on the Supercenter like locusts? When I took my return to Customer Service, the girl who gave me my refund said, "Whasamatter, doesn't look as cute as you thought it would?" I said no, that wasn't it, it just didn't fit right, hadn't tried it on first, etc. (I didn't mention the cleavage discrepancy). Then she said, "It's just that people keep bringing these back. I thought mebbe they just didn't look so cute on." Right. They look good on EVERYBODY. But I don't get it--how come the viral racks were hanging nearly empty today? Never mind. I posted my photo and clipped off my eyes so nobody would see the dark circles that were under them at 1:00am.

compulsive writer said...

The viral racks are empty because this week Wal-Mart marked all clearance off another $2. That's right--you do the math--$1 for pretty shirt. Helping spread the epidemic...priceless.

I love that you asked a perfect stranger if you could take her picture. I'll bet she went home feeling pretty much like a princess.

Rachel said...

whoa! this thing is spreading like wild fire. i gotta get me one. but then again, "my" walmart is "hecka" ghetto--two stories high with a cart, two whining kids and at walmart, albeit do not mix.

Azúcar said...

I am terrified of the Orem Wal-Mart.

TERRIFIED.

Yes, I asked a complete stranger for her picture. Another example of how I just never shutup *sigh.*