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Pitch    Posted 01-18-2004 at 01:07:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was carrying a residential route Saturday and a couple and their dog passed me. It was probably 22 degrees, really a beautiful day after the last few. I was down to a light jacket and baseball cap. Anyway God bless American marketing skills and yuppies. These folks were decked out from head to toe with every conceivable high tech garmet available from Cabelas or wearever right down to holsters for their imported bottled water bottles,even the dog, a German Shepard, had booties on. Between the 3 of them I'll bet there was $1000.00 or more of clothing and various and sundry gear thats just absolutely neccessary while taking the dog for a walk. Way to get the economy rolling I guess. Personally I have a 15year old Carhart a pair of snowmoble boots and the dog lays in front of the fireplace chewing the ice from between his toes.

Dave Munson    Posted 01-18-2004 at 12:46:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I picked up one of those high tech top-line winter coats while in Cheyenne years ago. One of the fancy expensive ones. It was on sale and under a hundred bucks. Very nice. I would not knock it.

Some how, I don't think my German Shepard would put up with booties though.

Alias    Posted 01-18-2004 at 11:05:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like those high toned, high tech dressers belong to that very much admired fashionably elete bicycle riders of the highway assoc. You know at a glance when you see them. They're the ones with the skin tight shinny pants and wearing those aerodynamically correct pointed plastic skull caps, that is designed and priced to reduce wind friction, both in and out.

What ever happened to looking cool with the right leg of your jeans rolled about half way up your calf. Isn't it nice to be so vain.

Sid    Posted 01-18-2004 at 07:48:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ain't Carhartts kinda expensive compared to some other brands, and ain't snowmobile boots yuppie footwear? I remember my grandparent and people their age wearing one pair of longjohns a flannel shirt a pair of uninsulated denim overalls with a denim chore coat and them courdaroy hats with the ear flaps tied down maybe two pairs of them socks Grandmommy and my mom would use to make monkies for Christmans gifts. I wonder if they would consider us all yuppies with what we consider manly outdoor wear we have today. They let the dog stay on the closed in back porch.They never could figure them town people that would let the dog in the house.

~Lenore    Posted 01-18-2004 at 07:22:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, amazing how much can be spent on those things.
I heard this very morning about a wealthy California couple who had no children but had three well kept dogs. They also had maids and servants working for them at minimum wages. Seems they spent approximately $40,000 annually on the dogs and their servants families were living in near poverty. Somehow there is something wrong with that picture. How can they spend that much on animals when humans in their own home are doing without?
I know, it's not their problem, is it.

Fawteen    Posted 01-18-2004 at 04:43:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thems the same folks that drive in a half-inch of snow in a $50,000 SUV and wind up in the ditch anyway...

Ron/PA    Posted 01-18-2004 at 03:40:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
You don't really think that you are in fact enjoying the time in your used up old outfits do you?? No you are merely existing in the outdoors while completing your chores.
To truly experience these times you must be decked out in something that will set you back a weeks pay when you brush up against a greasy portion of your worn out old tractor, (which should be replaced with a new kubota)
While we are willing to tollerate you crossing our path, in your humble attire, we respectfully request that you restrain your dog of questionable heritage, so that he does not use our fine animals'AKC registry papers for his personal wiping rug!
Your well adorned neighbors,,
Ya just gotta love em! Take 'em along to the dairy barn and let 'em kick a flop back in the gutter with their boots,,,,,eewwwwwwwwww

BOSS    Posted 01-18-2004 at 05:47:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope you are using that gift and you are a salesman. :) Cause you sounded really good there

Cindi    Posted 01-18-2004 at 03:29:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
As a wise man once said, a new sucker is born everyday. Which is why I own a pocket fisherman and a Buttoneeer.

If I had unlimited funds I would probably own one of every gadget ever advertised on an info-mercial. They know what they are doing and I am weak. Lol!

bob ny    Posted 01-18-2004 at 05:47:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
one good thing about limited funds

REt    Posted 01-18-2004 at 14:18:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah, I still got some clothes from the 50s in my closet. Too bad they got some ciggie burns in them, some of the Hawaiian shirts are pretty valuable now. I don't help the economy much

amen (nt)    Posted 01-18-2004 at 07:47:35       [Reply]  [No Email]

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