My weekend has been spent being late for launch parties by drinking too much gin, dancing in the students union, vegging in friends houses, not going home and going to the pub.
A weekend full of activities then, but Monday morning brought with it a bit of a shock - I hadn't done a single bit of laundry on the weekend, more specifically I hadn't washed any pants (British use of the word, Yanks and Aussies
) or socks. This left me with a number of decisions to make:-a)
Re-use the pants I was wearing the day beforeb)
Not go to work at all, and do my laundry insteadd)
Wear the only items of underwear left, some red, flowery, novelty silk boxers from Thailand.
I'm not a fan of re-using underwear unless it's really
necessary, so A
was ruled out pretty quickly. B
has been done many times before but it's not ideal when you like wearing old, comfortable jeans with holes in them, as I do. I might avoid work if there was a real emergency, like snow days
, but C
definitely wouldn't stand up as an argument for taking a day off. I was left with one decision, the novelty boxers.
The nice, smooth feel of the material was initially pleasing, I even made a sort of 'swishing' sound when I walked. But, Pulling on my jeans and walking to work reminded me why I never wore the bloody things, the heat was unbearable and I knew that at some point during the day, sweating would occur. Every movement (along with over-heating the boys) was making the elastic waistband ride further and further up my torso, it finally settled half-way up my stomach which meant that I was flashing the bright red monstrosities (the boxers...) every time I stood up/sat down/put a coat on/took my coat off.
The novelty boxers were only a temporary measure however, I ran out to buy some more underwear once I was in town. I'm not too familiar with shopping for underwear, Christmas presents usually cover the bulk of my collection. I was disappointed to find that Marks & Spencer's had a HUGE lingerie section but men's underwear was restricted to two shades of grey boxers in one small corner of the room. I tried a couple of other shops and grabbed anything that looked like it'd fit me, I haven't checked my purchases yet - I'm REALLY hoping that none of them are made of silk.