Now, this is a picture taken with my new Galaxy phone, which, I discovered, has a "Vintage" setting! Who'd a thunk it? Of course I had to texture it and everything, but this is a picture of the new underwear I bought yesterday when The Loved One and I went to the outlet mall. I was desperate for new underwear and I got it.
Okay, but here's the weird part. My underwear drawer is like a Roach Motel -- new underwear goes in, but nothing ever comes out. In my last trip to the outlet mall, I bought a whole bunch of underwear, because the underwear I had was sooooo old . . . When I wore the new underwear, I discovered that I hadn't paid attention to the fact that the crotch on the style I bought five or six pairs of (because they were cute) was no more than 1" wide, almost like a thong, really (though the rest of the garment was most definitely not a thong). As you can imagine, these were not the most comfortable underwear ever worn. Oh yes, one of the other pairs kind of slid off my behind as I was walking, and it did it one day when I was up in front of the classroom -- every step I took to write something on the board or go back to my notes, the dang things slid another 1/2 inch lower until . . . well, let's just say that it's a good thing I was wearing slacks, or there may not have been a limit to how low they went.
So, did I get rid of this new, unsatisfactory-for-a-whole-variety-of-reasons underwear? Nope. It sat in the drawer, and I continued to wear the old, now horribly decrepit, underwear, and I wore the new underwear, despite its issues, whenever I hadn't done laundry in time before I ran out of the old ones.
Is this too much information? Is this too embarrassing to blog? I just really want to know whether I'm the only one. This time, I looked very carefully at what I was buying, and on the way home, in the presence of a witness, I swore that for every pair of the new underwear that actually fits, I would throw away a pair of the old underwear.
Of course, I didn't say which old underwear. I didn't say the old-old underwear. I think I have to hang onto that. Just in case.