I bought these guys in the boys department at the South San Francisco Target in 1999. I had just lost 60 lbs, and I needed new gym shorts. I wore them to Fitness USA at Stonestown several times times a week. They’ve been so good to me. But, with the wear and tear over the years, they’ve lost their luster, so to speak. For one thing, the elasticity is totally gone, so they fall below my butt as soon as I wear them. And, the stitching along the side stripes have come loose and are falling apart. They’re sitting in the trash can now, waiting for tomorrow’s morning collection. But… I’m feeling a growing compulsion to get them out of there, and I think I’ll do just that as soon as I type this word.