In response to Marilyn Klevar’s recent letter “Einstein Bros. not a part of the revitalization” in which she laments the absence of an Einstein Bros. bagel shop within our neighborhood and suggests Einstein’s traffic would give Shipley’s on Ella @ 34th a run for its money. I guess Ms. Klevar never noticed the Toasted Bagel Shop, steps away from Shipley’s and now permanently closed after a relatively short run, presumably because its business was not sufficient to remain open. I went to Toasted on several occasions and can say with certainty the bagels and other menu offerings were excellent. But that is really not the point. One would have to be crazy (or simply have money to burn) to attempt to compete in a similar market with our local Shipley’s. The folks at Einstein’s are clearly genius enough to know that.
Texas gets dressed down
I enjoyed reading this, but it fails to mention the grown ups who wear pajamas to the grocery store. And the men who wear flip flops or sandals. Who would have thought that dressing up for church would mean putting on a pair of jeans instead of shorts? I am of the opinion that adult men should not wear shorts outside of the house, except for swim trunks at the beach or pool, or when playing sports–such as running, tennis, soccer, basketball–where shorts are part of the standard attire. We should note, though, that upper class gentlemen wore shorts (breeches) and stockings. The first U.S. President to wear long pants is thought to be John Quincy Adams. Prior to that, long pants were for farm work.