Five Stages in the Life of a Tee-Shirt

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I bought a new tee-shirt recently because the original version of this model has almost reached the end of its useful life. The old tee-shirt served me well for almost 20 years. I know; that’s somewhat hard to believe, but let me explain. Through the years, I have observed that tee-shirts typically go through five distinct stages, so that’s about four years per stage.

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Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.

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Jim LaBate

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Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.

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