1628. Tatty blues
© Bruce Goodman 22 September 2019
Gazing out the window at his clothes on the line Bruce realised just how tatty his clothes had become. Not only that, but everything was blue. What was needed was a visit to town and some new clothes. Fliers advertising the coming season’s garments had just come in the mail. This was the answer to a prayer:
New range of colours in our Spring Collection! Join in the innovative springtide riot! Throw all caution to the wind with our symphony of hues!
Feeling a desire to “branch out” this was an invitation to recklessness. Bruce got in his old truck and headed for town.
There they were! Row upon row of the new season’s clothes! All black or a lovely shade of grey. The swimming gear was black with white dots. There was one white shirt in different sizes, and (ah! one colour amidst the dismal rows) three pullovers in dark, dark green.
The next time Bruce hung his washing on the line it was identical to the previous load of laundry: all blue and quite, quite tatty.