Earth to thrift stores …

Men want to experience your amazing deals on stylin’ clothes too.

But if I have to shop at one more thrift store where the clothing is organized by color instead of by size, I’m going to turn into a men’s rights activist.

I get that these are first world problems.  I also get why women like it when thrift stores are organized by color.  It might be autumn.  They might be in a “pink” kind of mood.  It’s great that all the pinks are in one area so they can browse, see what they like, and then see if it’s their size and maybe try them on.

Men don’t like to graze when we shop, though.  We want shop like a superpower wants to invade a smaller country that can’t possibly defend itself – get in easily, be greeted as liberators, and get out fast with all the resources and leaving a loyal puppet government behind.

Okay, maybe that’s not the best analogy, but the salient detail is “fast.”  When the shirts are arranged by size, I know that all the shirts likely to fit me are grouped in one small area.  I can flip through them quickly, see what strikes my fancy, and be out in less time than it takes to watch an episode of “Robot Chicken.”  If it’s t-shirts, I don’t even try them on.  I have that much faith in Size “S” and my $3 purchase is rarely regretted.

My favorite thrift store is Saver’s in Austin, because they organize clothing by size.  I just won’t shop at other ones, because shopping for clothes organized by color makes me want to tear my hair out.

Maybe organize the men’s section by size, and the ladies’ section by color?  I don’t want to tell you how to run your business, thrift stores … but I guess I just powered through it?

WTF, thrift stores?


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