<p>Yesterday, sucked a lot. I mean a lot A LOT. More on that later. The one funny moment, though, was when we were at the <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=american+apparel&amp;near=98105&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;cd=1&amp;view=map&amp;om=1&amp;ll=47.678103,-122.290535&amp;spn=0.108875,0.233459&amp;z=12&amp;iwloc=A">American Apparel store in the U. District</a> (in Seattle).</p>

<p>The hipster turd that was working the store then was explaining to us the shrinking that happens in some shirts. They shrink upwards, but not inwards. Ok. "Why is that?" I ask. "Oh, because they're laid out vertically." He should've stopped here, but no... "Because they're vertically integrated." </p>

<p>Emily and I both had to bite our lip to not laugh at the bullshit that this schmuck was spitting at us. Vertically Integrated... good one.</p>

<p>Just to clear things up. <a href="http://store.americanapparel.net">American Apparel</a> <em>is</em> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_integration">vertically integrated</a> and their shirts do shrink (a little) upwards not inwards, but those aren't the same thing.</p>

<p><img src="http://www.americanapparel.net/storefront/images/header/header1.gif" alt="Vertically Integrated"></p>