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October 26, 2009

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

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OK, did I lose anyone with that announcement? Now, tell me, how much denim do you suppose they use for each pair? I am not sure how much material is required for one pair of jeans to cover a “real body,” but I have visions in my mind that it must be tent-sized. Or maybe the buttons are made of gold, or the thread is made of silver (“Silver threads among the gold” as the song goes)?

I remember when I was a little girl, quite some time ago, I wore denim. Sometimes it was the bibbed overalls, sometime it was what we called “waist pants,” now called jeans. They couldn’t have cost much, because my grandparents didn’t have much money during that depression. And we only wore them to work in the fields, feed the chickens or gather cow chips, so you know they were not expensive. One pair of Oprah’s CJ jeans would have cost about the same amount that food for a year cost us!

Another thought comes to mind. What if the CJs come with torn and worn spots on the knees and hip-pockets? Would there be a discount for those features, or would that make them cost more?

At this point in life, I am getting more miserly, not because I have to, but because I just can’t see that blue jeans are that pretty, can be worn to church and special functions or that would really fit my personal “real body.” Selling points such as “fits curvier figures” and “provide ample room” don’t make them more desirable to me, they just convince me that they are really for fat ladies.

It also affirms what Carnegie said, although I don’t think he had CJ jeans in mind.

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