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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We want you to be happy, informed Beanteacher customers, so please read on!
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Please note that colors displayed on your computer may not exactly match the actual color of the garment. Numerous variables out of our control can alter the colors you see on your screen, including: the brand, make and type of color monitor you have, the video card or video controller in your Computer, and the type and version of the browser you use.
Given all of these variables, we try our best to take the most accurate pictures we can, however we simply cannot guarantee that the color you see on the screen is an EXACT match to the actual product. We’ve never had a complaint about a color mismatch yet, but in the rare instance that it should occur, please see our customer satisfaction policy.
Very simply, hot Malasadas are nature's perfect food.
With origins from Portugal, the Malasada is a dougnut-like pastry formed into an oval ball, deep fried, and immediately coated with sugar and/or cinnamon. The Malasada was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, and popularized by Leonard's Bakery in Honolulu, beginning in 1953. Hawaii residents have been licking their lips ever since!
Incredibly delicious, they must be consumed while still hot or warm in order to maximize the bombardment of your taste buds. Soft, chewy, and sweet, with a sinful mouth-feel like nothing else on Earth! Oy!
Some cynics have accused us of aligning ourselves with the "Malasada Mafia", by encouraging unkempt Malasada consumption amongst the general population. Malasadas and a "Plus Size" Hawaiian Shirt store co-mingling on a single website? "Conspiracy!", the cynics cry.
For the record, Beanteacher.com vehemently denies any collusion with the "Malasada Makers of America". Now please tell Oliver Stone to leave us alone, ok? - Burp -
Good question! The cute little Dolphin seen throughout our website is the Logo for Beanteacher.com. We've decided to name him "Dolphin Duke".
Dolphin Duke is flashing you the "Shaka" sign in the upper left hand corner of your screen. The "Shaka" sign is used heavily in Hawaii, and many say its origins lie with the Surfing crowd in the Islands, going as far back as the 1940's.
Depending on its usage, it can mean many things (not unlike the word "Aloha"). In popular usage, it can mean "All Right!" or "Cool!", as a greeting: "How're you doing?", or even "Thank You". For example, if you're caught up in heavy traffic in the 50th State, and perform a good traffic deed (say, allowing someone to merge in front of you), instead of a friendly wave, you're more than likely to get a grateful "Shaka" sign.
Thus, our cool, Hawaiian-shirt bedecked Dolphin Duke (after all, who needs a surfboard when you're a Dolphin?), smiles and waves a "Shaka Sign" to all of our visitors at BeanTeacher.com.
Well, both actually!
You see, in the state of Hawaii, most island residents refer to these shirts as Aloha Shirts. Fridays in Hawaii are known as "Aloha Friday", and most business people wear their Aloha wear at that time (those that don't wear Aloha wear all week, anyway).
On the Mainland, and outside the U.S., the term "Hawaiian Shirt" seems to have gained more traction in the tropical shirt vocabulary. So either way, you're correct!
But, if you want to feel more like a "local person" while in Hawaii, use the term "Aloha Shirt".