Emergency undies

Does everybody have a pair of emergency underpants? You know, the undies that are not actually unwearable, but are far from preferable? Not actually falling apart, but maybe the elastic’s stretched just a teensy bit too far, or they were a new brand you purchased that didn’t turn out to be as comfortable as your “old reliable” brand.

You don’t want to chuck them out, so you keep them as the emergency undies. You’d rather not wear them when there’s others available, but when the laundry schedule goes all screwy and there’s nothing else available, they’re certainly better than nothing.

(Ladies may also have an emergency bra.)

At the other end of the spectrum are the favourites. Exceptionally comfortable, perhaps, or just deemed to be lucky. Yes, the lucky undies. Alas, their very status works against them, as through wear and tear, they gradually descend to the status of emergency-only.

You go out and buy some more, and the cycle begins again.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

4 replies on “Emergency undies”

LOL! Of course I do! ;) Have an emergency bra, the ones I’d rather not wear (underwire) and the really comfy ones that just “fit” right.

Actually, the best underwear I ever got was at a factory outlet store in Nova Scotia when we were visiting Tim’s family. They were so comfy, that yes, I’ve kept them going LOL.

(does this classify as WTMI?)

Trust the Canadians to start the back-to-the-back-woods, run-around-naked meme. At least, being Canadian, they are sure to ask if we mind before they doff their gear. Oh, Canada!

As for emergency undies, the general idea for men is that all undies (and socks) are fine until they disintegrate while worn. At which point, one is in an emergency situation (unless one is Canadian, of course). ;-)

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