I have received an incalculable number of requests over the past few weeks, through e-mail and excited tablers in Peirce, urging me to buy tank tops for numerous causes: deep vein thrombosis, Beer and Sex, Relay for Life, Crozier. These are all worthy causes, but I have one question: why tank tops?
Seriously though, tank tops have very low utility. They are not weather appropriate, not even now — maybe in August. Even if it is warm enough to wear a tank top, where can you get away with it besides college, where you are during the coldest months of the year?
Leaving aside the impracticality of these shirts (can we even call them that?), why does everyone have to sell them? Let’s have a little diversity here folks. Okay, so maybe one group starts selling a tank top — does that mean everyone has to follow? Sell t-shirts, baseball caps, gym shorts, heck, sell more boxers — at least those can be worn everyday. [Ed. — Rotate your boxers, folks.]
Charitable organizations of Kenyon — don’t take this the wrong way, you are all doing great work, and I applaud your fundraising dedication — but try something new next time. Do you feel differently? Tell us in the comments!