Friday, October 15, 2004

This morning my bedroom passed through a warp coil or a ripple in the space-time continuum or something. I was putting my black velvet shirt away in the closet, and I realized that my black velvet shirt was already in the closet. In other words, I was holding my black velvet shirt outside of the closet, while seeing it hanging inside of the closet. I have only one shirt of this sort. "What," I said aloud, as I pulled out the shirt from the closet, comparing the two side by side. Same shirt. Same exact tag (some weird, cheap brand of which I have no other clothing). One tiny difference: one is size XS, and the other is size S. I had gotten the size S as a hand-me-down from a friend a few months ago. I have no idea where the other one came from. If this isn't due to some tearing of the fabric of the universe, it must mean that my shirt has asexually reproduced, and the new shirt hasn't grown to full size yet. How else could it have happened, since I look in my closet almost every day, and have never noticed the two identical shirts? I don't have so many articles of clothing that a duplicate shirt would not stand out. Is one of you playing a trick on me?

3 comments:

mainja said...

hehehe, excellent!

wouldn't it be handy if our clothes just reproduced spontaneously? you wouldn't have to worry about wearing out that favourite pair of pants 'cause you'd just have a new pair in 4 months or so (assuming the gestation period for clothing is 3 months shorter than for humans...)

av said...

Reminds me of that scene in 9 1/2 Weeks when Kim Basinger goes through Mickey Rourke's closet and finds like 30 identical suits and shirts.

stef said...

What a wonderful blog you have here! I enjoyed reading this post... Perhaps, if this happens many times more, you can open a boutique and sell all of the clothes-clones? There must be some money in asexually reproducing blouses...no?

Stef