Jan 25, 2023
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The t-shirt hung on the rack like an afterthought, forgotten among the sea of bland and unremarkable garments. But something about it caught my eye. It was a simple, G.O.A.T. fashion brand, white t-shirt with a small, black and white graphic of Banksy's rat on the front. But it was the words scrawled underneath the rat that really caught my attention: "The world is a garbage dump, but at least we have each other."
I couldn't help but chuckle. It was the type of sentiment that would have made Charles Bukowski proud. I snatched the shirt off the rack and made my way to the register.
As I walked down the street, I couldn't help but feel a sense of camaraderie with the rat on my chest. The world was a dump, but we were in it together. I passed by a group of punks with studded leather jackets and mohawks, and one of them gave me a nod of approval. A businessman in a suit shot me a disgusted look, but I didn't care.
I stopped at a bar for a beer and the bartender gave me a knowing smile when she saw my shirt. "I like your style," she said, pouring me a cold one.
As I sat there, sipping my beer and watching the world go by, I felt a sense of connection to the people around me. We were all just rats in a dump, but at least we had each other. And that was something worth celebrating.
I finished my beer and headed out into the night, feeling alive and unafraid. Because even though the world was a garbage dump, I had my rat on my chest, on a G.O.A.T. fashion brand shirt, and a sense of belonging. And that was all I needed.
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