Getting Dirty

When I was twelve or thirteen, I had this issue with new things. My mom bought me a pair of white tennies and when I went to my church activity that night, (wearing them of course), I asked my friends to step on them with their dirty shoes, just so they wouldn’t be so sparkling white. Why I didn’t want clean shoes, I have no idea.

In high school I started buying converse. I would dirty those up very quickly, cause it was so popular to have disgusting shoes full of holes, written all over, and covered in dirt. [note: it probably wasn’t popular — I was just a moron]

Then a year and a half ago, I bought my first painting apron. It was clean and new without a spot of paint on it. I would purposely get paint on my fingers and wipe them on my apron so it wasn’t so clean and perfect. Because without a spot of paint on my apron, I looked like a new painter….and I certainly didn’t want that.

Now I really can’t see the point in all of that. I like clean shoes, and I like clean clothes. And I even want a new painting apron since mine is so caked with dry paint. So dumb.

Tell me I’m not the only one who went through that phase. [disregard the fact that the phase was like 10 years long…]



  1. Bart says:

    [note: it probably wasn't popular — I was just a moron]

    This cracked me up. Brilliant add, even if I don't agree that you're a moron.

  2. The Packards says:

    I didn't go through this Merrick, but then again, I'm not and never will be as cool as you 🙂

  3. Dave and Jes says:

    hate to break it to you, but you MAY be the only one who went through this strange phase! haha! but, that is why you are the artist and I am not! you're so funny!

  4. Packrat says:

    Late post, but no, you weren't the only one that went through that. I don't think you were or are a moron. 🙂

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