Five years ago, give or take maybe two years, I bought two pairs of Canyon River Blues Cargo Pants from ?Sears?. I paid $5 each for them. In my opinion any pair of pants that cost a dollar a year to use is an impressive purchase. I often brag about these pants.
Now...they are starting to show a little wear. The cuffs are frayed. Each of the multitude of pockets are frayed. The colors have faded. They're a little baggy as I bought them around the height of my out-of-shapeness. But they cover everything that they need to cover and keep me warm when it's too cold for shorts.
I had a girlfriend who said that I looked homeless when I wore them. My mom recently said that I need to buy some new pants because these looked like I paid $5 for them 5 years ago-she didn't mean it as a compliment.
So, I was looking at my pants today and thinking-thinking how backwards the thinking about my pants is.
If I spent a lot of money to buy a 'nice' pair of pants I'd have less money in my (figurative) pocket right now. But since I paid less money then, I have more money now. But people say that I look poor...
I often think that people are thinking exactly opposite of the way they should-this is one of those times.