This is the kind of shit that aggravates me to no end.
You can pay good money for absolute shit products or for just a few bucks more you can buy something that will last for a very long time.
This is a perfect example.
I am still wearing the leather belt I bought from a leather working stall at least seven years ago when me and my dad went to watch the lawnmower races up in Hockinson Wa.
Not long after I needed a new “Dress ” belt for some damn thing like a wedding or something so I went up to Fred Meyer or some place similar and bought a new leather belt to make The Wifely Unit happy.
That newer belt only got worn a few times and started ripping out at the holes just like that POS in the picture.
It cost me almost as much as the older and much better one.
I am about due for a new leather belt for everyday use.
It still works but I have punched a whole bunch of new holes in it over the years from losing and gaining weight and it’s starting to get ratty looking finally.
When you are as skinny as I am, five pounds is gaining a bunch of weight and it always collects right around my belly. Since I don’t have an ass to speak of, belts are a pretty important piece of must have every day equipment.
Otherwise my britches fall off of me, literally.
So what do you think the odds are that I am going to go back to some retail store and buy me a new belt for twenty or thirty dollars?
So after I posted this I went out in the garage and was messing around with that Sprite transmission some more.
After a bunch of that I got thirsty and decided a smoke break was in order also.
As I walked into the kitchen, lo and behold but what do I see?
An expensive leatherish belt of inferior quality sitting right on the kitchen counter.
Absolutely impeccable timing Junior.
It seems The Kid decided he needed a new belt.
I laughed out loud when I saw it. Then I went out back where he and his mother were shooting the shit and explained to him that I had literally just put up a post on this exact subject.
I also explained to him about what I had put in that post and told him if he had looked around and found a real leather belt that he could expect it to last fifteen or twenty years instead of the one or two he is going to get out of this one.
He listened but I’m betting it went in one ear and right out the other.
That’s OK too.
I bet he remembers that shit in a couple of years when he has to go buy another belt again.