May 26, 2009

CHURCH SUITS

There's a junky strip mall I always pass on my way to work.  There used to be a shop in it called Church Suits, a name that always made me smile.  It was a tiny shop, one of the only ones still left in that strip, and I noticed recently that they too had closed down.  I chalked it up to the economy and was saddened to think that I would no longer get to smile over the idea of Church Suits.

As I drove to work today, I was embiggened to see that Church Suits had not in fact closed; instead, it had expanded!  They had apparently bought the bigger store next door to theirs and tripled in size.

And they changed their name: Sunday Best Suits.  Still smile-worthy.

I don't think this story is a metaphor for economic upturn or anything.  It just makes me happy to know that if one so desired, one could still fulfill all his church suit needs here in town.

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1 I would have loved to photograph the store before and after its transformation. I wonder if it opened today, right after I left town! I love looking at junky strip malls. (Shopping at them? No.)

I was wondering if Church Suits was simply run by a family named Church, but their new name seems to indicate otherwise ... unless the Churches were bought out by the Sunday-Bests (imagine the marriage announcement!).

Sunday is an actual surname. howmanyofme.com estimates that "here are 3,218 people in the U.S. with the last name Sunday." Type in your name and see how many of 'you' might exist.

Posted by: Amritas at May 26, 2009 04:54 PM (+nV09)

2 Mark is a big star wars collector, gundam model all around nerd and in FL near him is this place called Tate's that has all kinds of Mark friendly stuff.  In the same strip mall is a place called JEWS FOR JESUS.  Most civilized people probably don't find that as humorous as me but I totally took a picture cause it made me smile.  Kinda like taking a picture with your stepdaughter under the sign for Nacho Mama.  

Posted by: wifeunit at May 26, 2009 09:40 PM (jz1GG)

3 There is only one of me.  I am unique!  Only about 337 people with my last name...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at May 26, 2009 09:54 PM (paOhf)

4 wifeunit, how long has your husband been into Gundam? I got into it in 1983 and tried to preach the Gundam gospel in 1984 with no results. Never imagined it'd ever be on Cartoon Network many years later!

I've seen Jews for Jesus ads in print for years, but I recall finally finding a Jews for Jesus office in LA during a recent trip there. I think I might have taken a picture, but it'd take me forever to sort through my thousands of shots.

Miss Ladybug, there's also only one of me, though I had a near-namesake at school (homophonous first name with different spelling). But of course ... there is only one Amritas, just as there is only one RuPaul. (Thanks to Sarah's husband for suggesting that other member of the One Name Club.)



Posted by: Amritas at May 26, 2009 11:26 PM (b3Ptv)

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