Thursday, March 3, 2011

Adventures in Underwear Land

We were all in need of new under garments, for assorted reasons, and went on a mission to get new ones. Being the progressive and open-minded dad that I am, we even went in search of some for mom after clarifying what was acceptable. Not too many men out there will agree to buy women’s underwear, but when you really get down to it, there is a certain amounted of vested interest in what sort of under garments your spouse wears, and is worth some thought and effort, for a number of reasons that I won’t elaborate on. Let’s just say that it could pay off in the long run.

Either way, we had our marching orders, and off to the store we went. Finding A’s and N’s underpants were easy, and mine were fairly simple, as well. I’m not too picky, as long as they’re comfortable and make me look like an MTV reality star.

It was in choosing R’s that things got interesting. I couldn’t believe the selection, not unlike choosing a breakfast cereal. Not only were we looking for a certain style, but color and size were critical. Needless to say, we ran into problems. I was hoping to be in and out of there in a few minutes, but I couldn’t find what we were looking for.

There were certain styles that weren’t going to work, mainly the kind dating back to the time of King Arthur that go down to the knees. It was a bit of a challenge finding the right size, as well, at least in the style that we were looking for. And then, of course, there are fashion considerations, which when you really get down to it, are an important issue. At one point, the sales person came by and tried to help us, which was sort of embarassing, but what are you going to do? However, every time she thought she’d found something, I had to remind her that we were not looking for Medieval underwear.

In the end, we found what we were looking for, and got out of there ASAP. It was more challenging than I’d anticipated, and in the future might stick with buying the stuff online. It makes perfect sense, because you can’t try them on in the store, anyway, so might as well just go to

Until the next time, thanks for reading.

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