I lost my Brooks running hat. I owned two. I lost them both. I bought them at a running store in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
I don’t usually lose things, except hats. (I’m excellent with gloves.)
I went to Dick’s in Cleveland for a replacement hat and bought an Adidas. It constricted my head. I got minor headaches from the Adidas. (Granted, I didn’t give my head much time to adjust.)
Amazon, I tried that too. Nothing appropriate. I wanted a long-bill white cap with not much writing on it. eBay had four such “old school” Brooks Infiniti running caps — just like my lost caps. (Not like the trashy Brooks hats of today, with a lot of writing.)
Thank you, eBay! I bought all four caps. That’s excessive I know. But only if I die soon. (Yiddishe Cup’s drummer, Don Friedman, has 10 pair of black jeans. Steve Jobs had at least 50 black turtleneck shirts.)
I went back to eBay a couple days later, just to cruise, to see how the world of caps was holding up. There were no “old school” Brooks hats left. I had cornered the market!
My Brooks hats arrived from Mississippi. Then my wife found my lost cap, which was in the kitchen in a basket. Somebody had put it there. Not me.
Now I have five “old school” Brooks Infiniti caps. Even better.
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