You know when you see something online and talk yourself out of buying it? “It’ll be there forever! You don’t need to spend money today on this”? I have this thought often, but this time, it has come back to haunt me. I had been eyeing this “Catcher in the Rye” tee from www.outofprintclothing.com for awhile and a few month’s ago when I finally decided I NEEDED this shirt, it was gone. I quickly emailed Out of Print to see if the shirt would be coming back anytime soon and they cutely told me that this shirt is “out of print” for the time but to continue to check out the site- which I will, but nothing will satisfy me as much as this shirt.
So, here I am, scouring the internet for the same shirt. It feels like searching for a needle in a haystack, but I know that I will find it somewhere.
I suppose Out of Print took a cue from good ol’ J.D. himself, “If you do something too good, then, after a while, if you don’t watch it, you start showing off. And then you’re not as good any more.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye