Friday, April 15, 2022

the Hardest Button to Button

I just promised I wouldn't write about the gym - and yet here I am. 

Kind of. 

I'm still getting back into the swing of how to go the gym. It takes planning and prep and a routine. Not the lifting / cardio kind either. 

No, I'm talking about: the gym bag, the locker, the system one has down and all of that. 

Locker placement is crucial, but I think I have mine down. I mean, it's 05:00. I can count on one hand how many people are there at this time. And one guy carries his gym back from station to station. 

But twice in three weeks, I have forgotten a belt. Bother. 

Still, I thought - yes, that problematic part of my life......thought - I could make it through the day without one. It would look weird. It would feel weird, but it was manageable. 

........until it wasn't. 

Unfortunately, the pair of pants I had selected for my work trousers (oh yes, I said 'trousers') had a loose button. I'd been playing with fire - or like when you think you can make it another 20 miles on E.  Surely I could wear these again without fixing said button. 

Let it be known, I don't know how I'd fix them, as I was never taught to sew or mend. It's more likely I'd guy a new $50 pair of pants then take them somewhere to fix them for $3.  Yes, I'm cheap, but more importantly, I can be incredibly lazy. 

As luck would have it - mine wore out this day of no belt. 

Yes, in theory the pants still latched, but the extender piece (clearly, I have no actual names for these pants parts) would stick out, as I could not button it. And there was no time to go home, get new clothes and change before an a.m. meeting. 

Bother indeed. 

Yes, as you can see from the title image, I was, let's say, creative.  I McGuyver'd the hell out of my outfit., thanks to one binder clip. 

If anyone noticed (though I don't leave my office much), no one said a word. It could have been an amusing anecdote, but in realty they probably just thought I was a perv. 

They might not have been wrong. 

Song by: the White Stripes


Travel said...

I don't know if I should cringe or giggle.

James Dwight Williamson said...

I love a man who knows when he needs metal to wrap around something to make it solid.

Anonymous said...

Binder clip is a better solution than staples and sturdier than a big paperclip. Trousers without a belt is just a tease and perhaps a little bit slutty.

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