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That shirt-tag has got to go.

by ErikaStellar on March 21, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Have you ever noticed how some people are like those annoying shirt-tags that are unnecessarily sharp? They hang around, seemingly harmless and then the relentless irritation begins. It begins as a slight bother and develops into a vexatious chafe that will not go away. In a fit of rage you might decide to grab the tag from one end, and in one mighty tear, yank it from your life leaving behind a gaping hole. Sometimes it seems the best idea is to cut the tag, ultimately leaving behind remnants that for some reason are sharper and more bothersome than the original tag. The smartest choice is to remove the tag carefully, one strand at a time, seamlessly removing it from your life. But maybe the tag is so invasive, so permanently sewn into the fabric of the garment that the only option is to throw it away. I’m trying to remove the shirt tags from my life. I know some will leave a gaping hole, some will be easily removed, and some won’t go without a fight. I have allowed these shirt tags to beat me one too many times. In the end it’s my choice to let them get the best of me. I say, “Fuck you shirt tags. You will not win today.”


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