Obama dreams of opening a T-shirt shack in Hawaii after he leaves the presidency

Barack Obama Hawaii t-shirtCory Lum-Pool/Getty ImagesU.S. President Barack Obama enjoys a ‘Snowbama’ shave ice at Island Snow on January 1, 2010 in Kailua, Hawaii.

There’s been much speculation about what President Barack Obama might do once his term is up in January — he’s talked about owning an NBA team and doing philanthropic work, but he reportedly hasn’t settled on a plan yet.

It seems, however, that he’s eager to escape the stresses of the highest office in the country.

In a story about how Obama spends his hours of solitude after dark, The New York Times included this anecdote about Obama’s dream to open up a T-shirt shack in Hawaii once he leaves the presidency.

Here’s the relevant portion of the story:

There is time, too, for fantasy about what life would be like outside the White House. Mr. [Rahm] Emanuel, who is now the mayor of Chicago but remains close to the president, said he and Mr. Obama once imagined moving to Hawaii to open a T-shirt shack that sold only one size (medium) and one colour (white). Their dream was that they would no longer have to make decisions.

During difficult White House meetings when no good decision seemed possible, Mr. Emanuel would sometimes turn to Mr. Obama and say, ‘White.’ Mr. Obama would in turn say, ‘Medium.’

The Times’ story is also full of other tidbits about Obama’s nighttime habits.

Read the full story here >

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