Has your end-of-summer stomach ache started yet? Surely, you know that feeling. It started when we were kids, that huge knot in your tummy that makes you double over in physical and mental pain. The first time you experienced it was the night before the first day of school, after a joyous, carefree summer. It hurt so bad that you begged your mother to let you stay home. It never worked. That end-of-summer stomach ache hits like a ton of bricks, no matter how old we get.
There is an “I Mean..What?!?” remedy. It’s called Laughter WHILE…shopping, of course. You need to do both at the same time or else it won’t work. You can’t just go shopping and think, “This purchase will make me happy.” How un-spiritual are you? You need to go the whole distance and shop for what makes you laugh. If you have never done this, I highly recommend it. It is an exercise you can do alone or with a friend, both equally effective. Alone, you will prove to be incredibly confident, able to tackle the world and all its issues. With a friend, it is a friggen hoot.
Basically, replace the end-of-summer stomach ache with one from too much laughter. Who cares what the economic news is? Your mental state is worth more than anything. So go…get your Manzie on…shop while laughing.
While you’re at it, make a few purchases, too. ‘Cause retail therapy is a fact and laughter is the best medicine. We looked to the runways for some looks to aim for. Oh, and be sure to act all serious to that uppity, pretentious retail associate…or whatever clerks are called these days.
This Adam Kimmel quilted nonsense is sure to make you smile to kick off your Laughter While Shopping excursion.
Admit it, you would love to go to work in your robe. Lanvin provides that option to those who have a corporate office. Love the flower touch, too.
Then throw this Guatemala-inspired look on and go sell fruit on the roadside…of Madison Avenue.
To read more from Abe Gurko and see the worst of the worst of bad hair, head to his site imeanwhat.com.