It’s time once again for Dopers to exchange material objects! In the spirit of previous successes like last fall’s Mug Exchange and the Annual White Elephant Exchange, as well as the granddaddy of them all, the Secret Santa, I’m pleased to announce the first-ever (I think) SDMB T-Shirt Exchange.
I have some really nice T-shirts that I never wear, and I bet you do too. What I’m proposing is that anyone who wants to participate will pick a T-shirt out of his or her T-shirt drawer and mail it off to another Doper. In turn, he or she will haunt his or her mailbox until –- voila! -– a replacement appears. My vision for this is that we all just recycle T-shirts we already have but don’t wear -– a gift perhaps, or a souvenir bought on a whim, or a freebie from a local business, or something you’ve got a bajillion of (like your school or your favorite vacation spot), or something you bought for a Halloween costume or a tap recital, or whatever. Used is okay –- nay, expected -– but not stained, torn, stretched out, or gross. You know the difference.
And either you’ll get a really cool T-shirt that it’ll be fun to wear -– or you won’t. And if you don’t, so what? You weren’t wearing the one you sent anyway.
Here’s the procedure. Send me an email by Monday, April 25th. Please also post in this thread so we keep it on the first page. I will then put together people into groups by T-shirt size (so if you’re an XL type, you don’t end up with a S that wouldn’t fit your dog), and assign each person someone else in the same size pool. I’ll email you your person’s name and address, and you’ll pick out a nice, freshly laundered T-shirt and mail it to your recipient.
And that’s it!
BTW, I ran this idea past TubaDiva, who gave it a thumbs up. As always, only Dopers over the age of 18 can participate. Overseas Dopers are invited to participate, but with the expectation that you’re willing to ship to the U.S. –- ditto for Canadians. This is going to be complicated enough without my trying to arrange intra-national pairings. Folks from the U.S. -– please indicate your willingness to ship (airmail, so the recipient doesn’t have to wait for two months) to Canada and/or abroad. You will not necessarily get a T-shirt from the person you send to (unless only two “mediums” sign up), but those who ship internationally will receive internationally. Fair’s fair.
Send an email to me at twickster47 at yahoo dot com.
Put SDMB T-Shirt Exchange in the subject line.
In the body of the email, give me:
Your IRL name and address
Your T-shirt size
Where you’re willing to ship – US only, US or Canada, overseas okay
I think that’s it –- okay! Let’s party!