Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bright Orange

Yesterday, in addition to all the other stupid things I managed to do, I tore my pants while I was on my way to a meeting with a prof. It was more like the seam came apart, on a brand-new pair of pants where I'd torn open the temporarily sewn-shut pockets rather than using a seam ripper. Apparently, that was a bit too much for the seam right beside my right pocket, and when I put my hands in my pockets when I approached the bus, the seam came right apart along my hip. Exposing two whole inches of bright orange underwear. And the tear kept gaping.

The good thing was that I could stretch my shirt to cover the tear, but I had to be vigilant to keep my shirt over my hip, or I'd be showing bright orange underpants to everyone on the bus, or to my prof. And I was so busy that it was a good couple of hours before I could go to the campus drug store and buy some safety pins.

Of course it also happened when I was trying to be all grown-up and professional and wear nice clothes to school, and then I spent a couple of hours of that would-be professional time figeting with my clothes and accidentally showing my underpants.


The Blog Fodder said...

Bright orange bloomers! Why does this not surprise anyone? At least you have a good excuse for the ripped seam, not simply trying to put 50 lbs of mud in a 5 lb sack.

C said...

congrats on the bright orange! very nice. unfortunate about the brand new pants though. where did you buy them so we can all avoid shoddy workmanship?

Queen of West Procrastination said...

C: I got them at Ricki's, and normally they're a lot more reliable than most places. Actually, it really looks like I caused that tear, when I forced open the pockets without a seam ripper. At least it'll be an easy fix: it really is just the stitching that came apart, and I'll be able to sew it shut in three seconds.

The History Enthusiast said...

Oh dear! LOL! I'm sorry to laugh but I can't help it. I do feel for you though...I once spilled a bright red smoothie down the front of my khaki skirt right before I was going to teach. Good times ;-).