Working in the IT industry, I have the opportunity to meet representatives from a lot of top-brand vendors. Sometimes, the vendors kick down some nifty gifts and hold thrilling events. HP was in the hay-ouse a few weeks ago and gave me this nifty beanie.*
Getting ready for work the other morning, I saw the beanie in my sock drawer and decided to finally try it on. I put it on my head, walked into the other room where Karin was, and asked her how I looked.
“Old,” she said after a short chuckle.
“Aw, really? Do I look like I’m 40 trying to be 20?”
“Well, I only see kids Amanda’s age wearing those.”
“But I thought it would be perfect for keeping my head warm this winter. Even matches my jacket.”
“Look, I need a hat on account of my head is cold because I'm going bald!"
“You have a point. Why are knit beanies worn only by young people who still have all their hair? What’s the deal there, anyway?”
Indeed. What is the deal there?
I'm wearing my beanine anyway. Who cares if I look like I should be scoutin' skanky ho's at MySpace. My head is staying warm this winter!
*This isn’t really what I know as a beanie. To people of my generation, this is a beanie. Technically, yes, this cap I’m wearing fits the dictionary definition even without the propeller, but in my mind it’s really just a knit stocking cap. Whatever you want to call the thing, I thought it was a very thoughtful gift on HP’s part considering it’s getting cold around these parts with a quickness.