Question From Ivy

Ivy? You wanted to know about the Hawaiian pants? Maybe that’s in Dog On It, or possibly Thereby Hangs A Tail. Bernie loves Hawaiian shirts – his favorite is the one with the martini glasses – and one day he suddenly snapped his fingers – I love that sound! So clear and sharp, like a tiny branch snapping off, really one of my favorite human sounds, maybe up there with Elmore James’s slide guitar on It Hurts Me Too, which Bernie’s been playing in the car over and over lately.

But this is about Hawaiian pants, right? One day Bernie snapped his fingers and said, “Chet, I’ve got an idea that’s going to make us rich. You know how people love Hawaiian shirts? How about Hawaiian pants?” We have thousands of them now – not sure what thousands are, but a big number, like out the yingyang – in a warehouse somewhere, and also Bernie gave some to a shelter but none of the guys would wear them, not even the ones with the martini glasses. Bernie himself wore a pair to a party, just once. Our finances have never been the same.


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4 Responses to “Question From Ivy”

  1. Ivy
    5:15 am on August 29th, 2009

    Too funny Chet. Thanks for the response.

    Dog On It is a re-read for sure, and I will refresh my memory about Hawaiian pants. I have a hard cover copy in my library/office. With the exception of my book shelves, my 'office' is slowly becoming a larger version of Bernie's broom closet.

    Hawaiian pants remind me of the Hawaiian shorts I bought for the husband. He has not taken the tag off yet, so I guess Hawaiian shorts are an issue, too. But who cares? Let's wear our Hawaiian pants and shorts…we can start a fashion revolution and empty out that warehouse.



  2. Melanie
    6:14 am on August 29th, 2009

    I can not think of a better Christmas present for my two fashion plate sons, Hawaiian Pants. Their idea of fashion and mine are not the same. I think that Hawaiian pants that FIT would be great, bright, colorful and not hanging around their hips. Maybe even Hawaiian hats. Did Bernie think about that?

  3. LizF
    3:50 pm on August 29th, 2009

    Hey Chet, I'm with Bernie, i think Hawaiian pants are a great idea. Maybe it's just ahead of its time…

  4. Rebecca Rice
    5:59 pm on August 29th, 2009

    "Busy" is coming back in, Chet, so tell Bernie to hang in there! Hawaiian pants will someday be huge! (But maybe he should market them to women's clothing store for next summer, as I suspect bright colors will be back on the racks. Or he could market them as Hawaiian themed pajama pants. Cause what's sexier and more relaxing than Hawaii?

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