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If your sister is dating one of the founders of a kitsch website, how long should the relationship progress before you are obligated to buy a website t-shirt?

Asked by drhat77 (6173 points ) July 25th, 2008
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marinelife's avatar

Dear drhat77,

Buy the t-shirt immediately. It gives you family points. It shows solidarity with the new boyfriend. Plus, should something so south (one hopes not), you have a built-in bonding experience with your sis when you present it to her with a pair of scissors for a nice shredding party.

Miss Manners

richardhenry's avatar

Are you kidding? You should get the shirt for free.

damien's avatar

Turn it around so it’s on to him..

“So, you’ve been going out with my sister for X Weeks/Months and you still haven’t given me a lousy shirt!” :P

Or, if you’re going to buy one, I agree with Marina.. Sooner rather than later.

arnbev959's avatar

I don’t see why you would ever be obligated to buy a shirt, even if your sister marries the guy. Is there some kind of secret meaning behind t-shirts that I’m not aware of?

SuperMouse's avatar

I gotta go with Richard Henry on this one, they should GIVE you the shirt, it’s called ADVERTISING and in this case it’s free!

kevbo's avatar

Second or third. My bro-in-law always hooked us up with his microbrewery s(ch)wag.

Knotmyday's avatar

I’m with the free shit idea.

edit: shirt. First time I laughed all morning. wipes tear

richardhenry's avatar

So which one of the Fluther team is your sister dating? After all, Fluther is absolutely kitsch. :)

marinelife's avatar

@rh Erik

nina's avatar

You could start by not using derogatory terms describing the website. Hey, you could even pay it a sincere compliment…
You know, ‘In the beginning was Word’, and only then ‘Clothes make the man’

richardhenry's avatar

Cat fight!

drhat77's avatar

i’m sorry about being derogatory – i meant neuvo-kitsch :-D

(i’m, learning to be more carefull here – unlike real life people here are prone to taking me seriously)

jacksonRice's avatar

ask her. the free shirt idea is only a good one if he’s interested in giving you a free shirt—i can easily imagine a situation in which he would be looking at your potential purchase as a sign of support from you, rather than as an opportunity for him to give you a present, which may be interpreted as sucking up. it might be awkward for him to give you a free shirt if he doesn’t think you like the website (what is the website??).

but yeah, ask her. “do you think you & lenny are serious enough that i should invest in a soapee tshirt, marta?” should do the trick.

drhat77's avatar

@jacksonrice – sorry for the inside joke. see here
my sister is now dating sferik, AKA usually listed second of guys who run fluther. I was really trying to bait Andrew/Erik/Third Guy to suggest i buy a t-shirt. as you can see no luck so far.

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