I was surprised by the response I received to the post this morning about Ocracoke. As one friend wrote, thinking of Ocracoke "makes my heart ache. I want to go back." I know the feeling.
So of course I spent much of my work day thinking about Ocracoke, thinking how I could go back - both by car and under sail. And I was reminded of one of my favorite tee shirts, the one with the design below.
I bought it at the old Albert Styron store in Ocracoke years ago. "I guess you can wear that if you are thin" my wife said in that tone of voice that only a husband knows. Hey, I didn't name the company.
So I wear the shirt for years until it is worn out and when I say a shirt is worn out believe me, it is worn out and I really missed it. A year or two later I'm back in Ocracoke briefly for work along with a female colleague of mine. "Do you mind if we stop so I can get a tee shirt?" I ask. "Sure, whatever you need." I run to a seafood stand, make my purchase and proudly show my coworker the new Fat Boys Fish Company tee shirt. "Well, I guess you can wear that if you are skinny" she says.
Do they share memos about that kind of thing?