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October 26, 2009

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<h3>Blue jeans for $200? Do they come pre-torn?</h3>

Andrew Carnegie once said,”Of every thousand dollars spent … today, it is probable that nine hundred and fifty dollars is unwisely spent.” (“The Gospel of Wealth” pt. I, North American Review, 1889)

I noticed that Oprah has endorsed a specific style of blue jeans as her “favorite denim wear,” and it intrigued me, since I had seen a magazine article stating that Oprah weighs 190 pounds or more. I can’t imagine anyone that size even thinking of wearing any kind of jeans. They are designed to fit tightly, you know!

I can remember when my daughters were young and wore jeans all the time. They had to pull the pants up and jump up and down to fit themselves in them, then lie down on the bed to zip them up! Can there really find a jean big enough for Oprah to get inside them?

I went to the Internet to see if I could find some pictures of Oprah in CJ jeans. They are supposed to have been designed by Magic Johnson’s wife, Cookie, who says they came into being for use by women with “real bodies.” I think she must have meant “ample” bodies.

Alas, there were no pictures of Oprah available on the ‘net to demonstrate just how “ample” the bodies could be. After reading that I thought that maybe I could get a pair of those. I haven’t seen many short, “ample” bodied old ladies in jeans recently, but who knows, if they are comfy enough, I just might step out in some soon.

Then I saw a postscript of sorts at the bottom of the page, indicating the price of the jeans. Now, all of you who are on a restricted budget, Social Security benefits, or have a lot of bills to pay, go sit down somewhere secure and take a deep breath – the jeans cost $140 to $200 per pair.

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