September 22, 2003

Yesterday the cheerleaders cheered for the end of the Boston-New York AIDS Ride at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center.

We started our routine and it was going spectacularly. The hitch mount went up, the vault-over went up. We were preparing to do the split mount, in which I and another girl stand in four burly guys’ hands while a very small girl does a split on our shoulders before flipping over into more burly guys’ hands.

So I and the other girl jumped up into the guys’ hands, the very small girl jumped onto our shoulders . . .

. . . and then I looked into the crowd and saw somebody wearing a white suit.

After Labor Day.

I was so shocked and appalled that I almost dropped the very small girl. Luckily, I was able to master my dismay quickly enough to prevent her death.

But if I ever see him again, I may not be able to master my dismay quickly enough to prevent his.

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11 Responses to Yesterday the cheerleaders cheered for

  1. Lauren says:

    I am so sorry. However: You have thus far been spared the experience of hearing a friend tell you he’s spent almost $200 on a short-sleeved white silk shirt to be worn exclusively after Labor Day.

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  2. D.R. says:

    Juror: Fashion has changed!

    Serial Mom: No it hasn’t!

    [Serial Mom kills juror.]

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  3. tim says:

    oh, stop it… move on… white after labor day is fine.

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  4. Wayne says:

    YOu never know..maybe his favorite color is white…..

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  5. Jeff says:

    A white suit? You mean Tom Wolfe was there?

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  6. T.H. says:

    You should have just dropped her. Imagine how good the spray of blood would have looked on the white suit. Stunning.

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  7. Mr.D. says:

    Would anyone mind explaining to a Brit what the problem is here?

    I always wear a white shirt to work – and there’s a “u” in labour. There is. Really.

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  8. Mr. D., no white suits/shoes before Memorial Day or after Labor Day is the American version of the rule on your side of the pond, which I believe is (I was just discussing this with a friend) no white suits/shoes before the Epsom Derby or after the start of shooting season.

    A white shirt is always acceptable.

    A “u” in “labor,” however, is acceptable only if one lives in a country where “centre” is also correct. Which you do, and which I do not.

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  9. Mr.D. says:

    Illuminating, Faustus.

    Muchobliged.

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  10. matthew says:

    Jews are allowed too. (I know, Im one them). White for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are totally fine.

    But then back to autumn colors.

    xo,
    matthew

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  11. jennifer says:

    october 2nd and very chilly…..saw a woman today in white capris and sandals. It was sooooo hard not to stop her and say……ummmm, no Ma’am, no.

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