Funny Shirts Changed My World

I don’t know if you have visited the retail part of this website yet, but I happen to have what I feel is several hundred of the funniest shirts ever created. I know that not everyone shares my sense of humor, some will likely be offended, and some people will just not get it, but to me I have the greatest collection of funny shirts in all the world. Believe it or not though, when I first started selling funny shirts, I was not the type of person who would actually wear them, in fact my original idea with this website was not to sell any funny t-shirts at all, but to sell a line of great tribal shirts I used to buy and wear. However by the time I was ready to sell the tribal shirts, the manufacturer of the shirts did a ridiculously stupid thing, he fired his artist, and stopped printing his great designs. I had already built the website and had to sell something, and so began my quest for really funny shirts.

As time went on, the website grew, and with it my collection of funny shirts, at the same time my own tribal t-shirts were becoming old, and my girlfriend used to laugh at how I was this great internet t-shirt retailer that wore old shirts with holes in them. I did see the humor in it, and having such a large collection of shirts on hand at any one minute, it was very easy just to toss the shirt in the trash and grab a new one. So one summer day, I tossed out my old shirt, grabbed one of my fresh beautiful funny shirts from my collection, a shirt I like to call Hypno Monkey featuring a chimpanzee wearing headphones in the middle of a yellow swirl, and stepped out the door to the public.

Hypno Monkey Shirt

I live in a very large and busy city that has a great public transportation system, so have not owned a car in years, it is not a matter of money, it is just to me cars were supposed to be a convenience, and the transit is so good here, to me they are actually an inconvenience. So after thirty seconds or so waiting for the bus, it arrived and I stepped on. Unfortunately no seat was available so two or three of us were forced to stand.

The bus left the stop and I was looking out the window enjoying the view, and looking around a bit at the other passengers, there was a young kid smiling at me, that was nice, and a very pretty brunet smiling at me, that was nice also, I of course smiled back at both of them, and the bus continued down the road. I looked around the bus again at a few people and noticed most of them were very friendly towards me. This seemed to continue with me all day long as I went to the mall and ate some lunch. I was feeling particularly handsome this day, since I must have had smiles and eye contact from about ten or so women by this time, and also a couple of men smiled at me, that was uncommon, and a bit mysterious. I didn’t really put two and two together until I went to wash my hands and looked in the mirror, which of course reflected back to me not only my face, but also that of the silly chimp on my shirt.

Wow I thought, if you smile the world smiles back at you, but if you wear a good funny shirt, the world smiles at you first, and then you smile back. Now that is something cool. I can’t believe I never knew this before. Also I found that I was actually walking around with a smile on my face more, not just because of the motion of smiling back, but because I was actually happier.

I wear funny shirts now most of the time, and my son does also, because of this we live in a happier world than we did before, people around us are all very nice to us, occasionally laughing can be heard around us, and sometimes people that normally would not talk to us strike up friendly conversations.

I understand the world was not changed by me wearing  funny shirts, but without a doubt, wearing funny shirts changed my world.

8 Responses to Funny Shirts Changed My World

  1. Great story, Scott. I think a lot of people are looking for an excuse to smile and have some friendly contact with a stranger. And your funny t-shirts give them a chance to knock on that door, figuratively speaking.

  2. @nothingprofound
    I agree NP, I know that I have often started talking to people in funny shirts, and now others are doing it to me.

  3. I agree with nothingprofound, what a great ice breaker. We love finding the perfect shirt for one of my kids or husband.

  4. @melanie jean juneau
    Thanks MO9,

    I agree, searching for a good shirt is fun, I do it for a living now, but I still get a laugh when I purchase a good new design.

  5. You know, I’ll always strike up a conversation with someone who’s wearing a funny, eye-catching shirt. They’re a great way to express your individuality. If ya have to wear clothes in the first place, why shouldn’t they at least be fun?

  6. @Helena Fortissima
    Hi Helena,

    I usually keep to myself in public, but sometimes a shirt cracks me up so much I just have to get to know the person who wears it. I really should have started wearing funny shirts a long time ago, but it’s good I do now.

  7. What a great story, Scott. I have a love for the funny, too. It’s amazing what a fun shirt can do. I’m glad your business not only makes you happy but makes others happy too. Great job, my friend!

  8. @Janene
    Glad you liked it Janene, funny shirts really are pretty amazing, never thought I would be the guy wearing one in the room, but I’m glad I am.

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