Friday, 13 June 2008

Emergency Pants

- by TJam

emergency pants n spare pair of old and tatty pants that are purposely kept at the back of the cupboard in case you run out of good pants.

I had to dig into the back of the cupboard the other day. My mum had put my washing away for me (thank you Mum!) but unbeknownst to me had made use of the airing cupboard* so I thought I didn't have any good pants left.

Why don't we put a spare pair of good pants in the back of the cupboard. The kind that we don't mind getting run over in, in case the hospital staff see and judge us by our pants while they're fighting to save our life.

* airing cupboard n the place where the hot water tank is where people who can be bothered put clothes in between the time they spend on the washing line and going into the cupboard.
TJam: (shouted) "Have you seen my socks?"
Mum: (shouted back a bit annoyed) "They're in the airing cupboard"
(There may be an extra step in between the line and the cupboard called ironing**)

** ironing n doing the - pushing an electrically heated piece of metal over your crinkled clothes to get the crinkles out. Apparently.


Drab said...

Do you not find that your old tatty pants are much more comfy than new ones?
As for being judged, as long as there clean i can't see a problem!

TJam said...

If they were being judged by doctors and nurses, I doubt they would be clean!

Mack said...

Emergency pants - what a brilliant concept...

Anonymous said...

no one else has commented on the strange use of an airing cupboard! (and, anyway, I like warm undies.) (and another anyway, it's to air them so you don't put them on damp and give yourself a chill in the kidlies! though I spose if they've been on the line a few days they will be thoroughly dry, except if it's raining of course.)

Anonymous said...

okay, so i can't use a computer but i can put washing away. I wrote the above. Mum.

Anonymous said...

Leanne used to keep things in the airing cupboard too - clothes and the like. Mine holds sleeping bags and a tent!

And i don't have emergency underwear, just "underwear that's really too small and should be thrown out" LOL


TJam said...

Mack: I recomend them

Mum: posting at all it as achievement (just kidding and keeping up your "I can't use technology facade to hide the fact that you really are a code breaker for MI5)

Lynne: Hello you! A tent is a much more realistic airing cupboard item. Good to see you :)

Anonymous said...

more like a cupboard breaker for MFI! Mum