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Get ‘Em While It’s Hot

NRH man hawks ‘I Survived’ T-shirts commemorating heat wave

By Bruce Felps
|  Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011  |  Updated 3:10 PM CDT
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Man Hawks Heat Wave 2011 T-Shirt

Kurt Smith

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by Bruce Felps

Like Robin Glaysher, North Richland Hills resident Kurt Smith lost his corporate job and relied on his own creativity and entrepreneurship to scratch out a living.

With no unemployment benefits coming in and dwindling savings going out, Smith — and I’m just kind of spitballing here — sat forlornly on his front porch thinking two things: 1) “What am I gonna do to make some money?” and 2) “Geez, it’s freakin’ hot out here.”

Eureka!

Smith hit on the idea to market T-shirts that capitalize on our ongoing meteorological furnace.

His design shows a blazing sun with a kind of stick-figure face, eyes downcast, tongue lolling, drooling on the parched land below, all under the brag, “I Survived the Heat Wave of 2011.”

Let’s hope we’re not premature on that brag because this heat wave ain't through with us yet.

Anyway, $10 scores a T-shirt. Smith lacks a website just yet but interested parties can arrange a purchase by dropping him an e-note or calling 817-675-2025.

I wish him all the best with his new venture, but I have to pass on buying one. I drive a convertible and the diagonal sweat-stripe across my chest pretty much conveys the same message.


Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He’s cheering for all those out-of-work people who turn to their inner entrepreneur.

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