Cliff's mom informed me, before Cliff and I were married, that his T-shirts and underwear must only come from JC Penney stores, and we must buy the Stafford brand (the highest-priced). I took her at her word, although back in the lean times when our children were growing up, it was tempting to buy something cheaper. Eventually I even got a JC Penney charge card, which I only used when our money supply gave out at the same time as Cliff's underwear.
Then the nearest JC Penney closed, and we had two options: Drive 65 miles to the next-nearest Penney store in Kansas, or switch underwear brands for my husband. Because I don't drive, and Cliff isn't crazy about shopping, driving, or Kansas, we took the latter course.
My mother-in-law was right. Nothing compared to the old Stafford brand. But Cliff made do.
A few months ago, we found out there is, once again, a Penney's store in Independence, near where the old one closed. It's in a convenient location: Kohl's, Sam's Club, and Walmart are all in the vicinity. Not to mention Independence Center.
Today, on the way to Sam's Club, I happened to remember the new JC Penney store, and I suggested we make a quick stop for Cliff's essentials.
We were assailed by 75% off signs all around! As we picked out a couple of $7 shirts for Cliff that had originallly been $40, one of the "associates" (I hate that term) noticed our enthusiasm and pointed to a particular rack of shirts that were 86 cents, once the final discount was applied.
86 cents? WOW. So what we did there was to buy a couple of size large shirts for when Cliff has lost another twenty pounds. Right now he wears extra-large.
Past experience has told me folks should never buy smaller clothes just because they are dieting, but for less than $1, I'll take the risk.
So, all you bargain-shoppers, check out JC Penneys!