Thursday, November 24, 2011

I'm Thankful For My Underwear, Literally!

Okay, this blog was never intended to be about actual underwear. It was a clever play on words about my blog content and who I am and what I represent to you, the reader. Many of my posts have actually been about undergarments, however. So why stop now?

Yesterday, I went nearly the entire day without noticing that I had inadvertently put on my underpants inside out. I found this rather odd. That isn't normally something I would do. At least I don't think so. Matter of fact, I just observed an older person earlier in the week who had done this with a t-shirt and thought "Oh boy, he's really losing it. Either that or he just doesn't care about himself like he used to." I pondered the possibility that perhaps I too was "losing it". Was I? I didn't feel embarrassed. Of course, until now, nobody but me knew about the underwear being inside out. Now all of you know. Go ahead, feel free to judge me or laugh hysterically, whichever urge is most present.

They didn't feel any different. I was completely oblivious! How could this happen? What if I was in an accident and they had to cut my pants off for surgery? Would the operating room surgical assistants giggle at my wardrobe malfunction? If by chance one of my family members saw that my underwear were put on the wrong way, would they laugh at me or think me incompetent? Would it be the butt (no pun intended) of family jokes for years to come? Did this mean I didn't care about myself or that my own mental capacity had been compromised?

In the end, here is the conclusion I came to... who cares? I realized that I should just be thankful for the basic concept of underwear itself and that I do not have to put on a coat and go out to an outhouse and poop in a chamber pot in the freezing cold, that I have toilet paper, and that I just simply have underwear at all. All of that led me to think of my Everyday Underwear blog and how thankful I am for that as well. I am thankful every day for all of my friends, family, and followers. I'm thankful for a roof over my head and food in my belly and all of those things you hear everyone say on Thanksgiving and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and stuff yourselves full of goodies.

Today I tell you the truth, I am most thankful for my sense of humor. Without that, I would have been mortified about the panties.


  1. Thank you for the smile, Cindy. Did you ever see or read "Everything is Illuminated"? There's a moment when the young American man tells the young Ukrainian man that his shirt is inside out, and the Ukrainian asks, "What does it mean, 'inside out'?" Later, the Ukrainian comes to understand that inside out can mean so much more: "Everything is illuminated in the light of the past. It is always along the side of us... on the inside, looking out. Like you say, inside out."

  2. Be mindful next time. I mean, I've done a time or two myself but I was taking at shot at it in a semi dark room. I don't know what happened to the lick of sense that would normally tell me to "Turn on the light, Silly," but I suppose Lick of Sense was napping. In the dark room.

  3. The morning I discovered I was wearing my nightie on backwards stands out in my mind. I was the only one who saw it (my husband was asleep) but honestly, it made me laugh out loud and shake my head. Now who could sleep all night in a backwards nightie! Evidently, yours truly.

  4. oh yes, this is perfectly normal (happens to me too, although it's usually my dress or top...not yet my pants, but I imagine my skirt and definitely my underwear.) And right, who cares? Or rather why should we care about who takes time to care about these things?

  5. Go commando and then you won't have to worry about it!

  6. Cindy, if it makes you feel any better, today I spent the entire day wearing underpants that are a size too small. As a result, my belly swallowed them whole and I spent a large part of my day plucking them out. I continue to be on the quest to find the perfect pair of underpants. I kid you not. As for your backwards mishap, my Spanish nana would say it's a sign that good luck is soon to come your way! :)