Julio stared at the package he held in his hands with trepidation.
It was a postal box: medium sized; mostly white with red lining at the top and bottom and printed with blue lettering. A sticker with his name and address had been slapped onto the center of it. The return address indicated the parcel’s origin as European.
He had been anticipating its arrival for almost two weeks. But now that it was finally here in his home, all he could do was to stare at it with a sense of dread. He stood still for ten minutes before finally deciding to open it. He ripped the seal and poured out the contents. Out slid a piece of clothing nicely wrapped in plastic. A sticker on it indicated a waist size of thirty-eight. Julio laid out the item of his possession onto his bed.
“I can’t believe I actually bought this,” he groaned silently to himself. It was a decision he’d been struggling with for a couple of weeks. You see, Julio Flores had decided to buy himself a skirt.
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