Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Would You Wear This?
I model it for my honey and ask, 'Do you like it?'
Husband: -pregnant pause-'It's not my favorite. Where are you going to wear it?'
Me; 'To church on Sunday.'
Hubby: -flat- 'Oh.' -pause for thought-'Do we have to go together?'
Me: -posing in front of mirror- 'Does it make me look fat? Does my butt look big?'
Hubby: -hesitantly-'It's not my favorite.'
Me: 'Worse than the pink swing coat?' (early 90's, pepto-pink---he loathed it, I loved it)
Hubby: -flatly-'It's not my favorite.'
I reveal that the dress has been purchased for it's fabric content, not for use as a garment. A visible wash of relief floods over his entire person. But what a good boy! He never said, 'That is butt ugly and you look like giant, bad reuppholstery,' or 'I didn't know the Tent and Awning did florals!' Never even came close. Bonus points for tact and self control!
Then I model purchase #2, a size 2 dress that, thanks to the high lycra content, I can pull over my head and down to my waist (I'm an 18/20).
Me: 'What do you think of this one?'
Hubby: 'It's better. Looks trendy. I like the print.'
He thinks it's a top. It's not...it's fabric.
Next up: A nightie I actually intend to wear.
Me: -holding nightie by shoulder straps- 'Who'd I buy this for?'
Hubby: 'I don't like this game any more.'
So where'd all this 'fabric' come from? Thrift stores, of course. And since I've been a Salvation Army dresser since highschool, who could blame the man for being confused?
Here's a collage of new stash aquisitions:
Grand Total: $10.00
God Bless the Salvation Army!
Posted by FunkyC at 6:33 AM