On my first day back at the office after getting home from Washington, D.C., I arrived at my desk to find a T-shirt inside an envelope.
I gathered it was some kind of promotional deal from Carl’s Jr., based on the Carl’s Jr. logo I found on the shirt (yes, I am brilliant that way).
Here’s a photo a friend took of it last week:
Forgive the sort of harsh tones and shadows on the shirt — mid-day sunlight will do that on a white surface — but you should be able to read that it says “Bigger, Better, 100% Real.” Underneath that, Black Angus.
Now this is obviously a man’s shirt — it was size XL — but really, wouldn’t that slogan across the chest work better on a woman’s shirt? Just a thought.
A couple days after receiving the Carl’s Jr. freebie, I went over to the Pepper Tree Sausage House to fetch some breakfast. There, proprietor Michael Campbell gave me a dark-green Pepper Tree T-shirt, partly in honor of me, a few weeks ago, being the last customer ever to leave the establishment with a carry-out order in a polystyrene container (before he switched to the more environmentally friendly paper ones. The shirt was also, he said, a thank-you for all my support over the years (I’ve likely bought at least 500 breakfast burritos from Michael, and at $3, it’s the mid-valley’s best meal bargain).
Here’s the Pepper Tree shirt (I got a lot of compliments on the color, which is a little darker than the bright sun makes it appear):