Yesterday, while waiting in line for a beer at Blackcomb, I stood behind a guy wearing the most shockingly incredible Helly Hansen ski pants: they had a pattern of hot pink martini glasses balanced out by silhouettes of grey tractors, all on a glaring white background. So bizarre and visual – I couldn’t believe it. So I said “Hey! Wow! Those are amazing pants!”.
He said, “Uh……..pardon?”
“Those pants! They tell me that you are a martini-drinking farmer!” I said. “Or an alcoholic gardener!” So, the guy (who was about 50 with good hair) turns around, kind of squints at me and says “Uh, yeah”. He changed the subject by asking if I was “skinning the back” (at first I didn’t know what he was asking so I said “Uh….pardon?”) and then we had a good conversation about back country sking.
For the rest of the afternoon, I kept thinking about how those pants would be ideal for a martini-drinking gardener like myself. Tried to find some on the internet today, but I wasn’t successful; I couldn’t even find the pattern to include in the blog.
One less epic fashion crime…I guess.