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Cousins who agree (about some things)

To set the scene, Ted and I are double first cousins — our fathers were brothers and our mothers were sisters. The average of our ages comes to a few months shy of 80. We live in different communities outside of  Saskatoon. Yesterday I took my car to the dealer for repairs and it wasn’t done until after  one. I went to a fast food restaurant for lunch and saw Ted sitting with a couple of other guys, his back to me. When I got my food I went and sat with them. Ted and I looked at each other — the shirts we were wearing were identical! Both made of plaid material like this:

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How did this happen?

  • Ted and I both have impeccable sartorial taste.
  • Ted and I are both out of touch with fashion trends.
  • Our common genetic heritage has programmed us to prefer subdued colours.
  • Our mothers taught us how to choose proper clothes and it has stuck.
  • This is just how old guys dress.
  • Who cares?

What do you think?

The folly of fashion

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
-George Santayana

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