A certain dearly beloved of mine had a job interview today with a local start-up. Unfortunately, his interview suit is in California. That’s why, between our Saturday morning rock climb and my afternoon haircut, we went to our local Goodwill.
I remember shopping at Goodwill after Shakespeare Club dinners when I was little, and finding it superior to Toys’R’Us in that:
- I could get way more toys at Goodwill than Toys’R’Us,
- None of them were locked way in sharp packaging, so I could see what I wanted.
Goodwill’s charms have aged well. I’ve bought interview suits, favorite boots, and halloween costumes at Goodwills around the country. Here’s what Matt got this weekend:
- Suit jacket,
- Long-sleeved, button-up shirt,
- Dress slacks,
- Dress belt,
- Dress shoes.
All for $33 and change. Though the boy could make anything look good, I think the outfit did him justice:
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”–John Muir