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Meet The Stylish Teacher Who Wore The Same Outfit In His Yearbook Photo For 40 Years

By 07.01.13

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It’s easy taking a photo of yourself every day for 20 years. Actually, it’s not easy at all; it’s maddening and requires a level of concentration that I don’t OMG #FARTS IS TRENDING ON TWITTER. Where was I? Oh yeah. Recently retired teacher Dale Irby didn’t do the “picture a day keeps the forgotten memories away” thing — he was too cool for that. Instead, he wore the same polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater in his yearbook photo for 40 years.

It began as an accident — a product of his sparse wardrobe back in the day.

“I was so embarrassed when I got the school pictures back that second year and realized I had worn the very same thing as the first year,” said Dale, 63.

But his wife, Cathy, dared him to do it a third year. Then Dale thought five would be funny. “After five pictures,” he said, “it was like: ‘Why stop?’”

So he just never did, right on through this, his final year as every kid’s favorite physical education teacher at Prestonwood Elementary in the Richardson school district. (Via)

He’s the one non-pedophile gym teacher who still dresses like it’s 1974. Happy retirement, you non-creep.

(Via)


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