177 Days ’til 40: Inside Out Underwear

28 Aug

Sorry to disappoint you all, there will not be a photo of underwear or of inside out underwear on this page – just could not do it.  Yes, I am a proud prude!

So, alas, my lack of ability to get dressed in the morning is the inspiration for this post.  And, indeed, today, I wore my underwear inside out.  Have you ever put clothing on and felt like something was slightly off, slightly different, but you just could not figure out what that difference was?  I got to work and was incredibly busy this morning.  I wrote over 60 emails and had multiple drop in appointments (which tends to be the reality on most days).  My outfit did not feel quite right, but when I looked in the mirror everything looked okay and I was so busy with issues of the day that I did not have time to attempt to figure out what felt slightly odd and why.

It was much later in the day when I realized that my underwear was on inside out.  Yes, this was a slight problem, though not enough of a problem for me to put in the effort necessary to correct the situation.  I left it on inside out all day (is that too much information?)

I wonder how often in life we settle for something slightly off because we do not have the time to figure out what is wrong, or we do not want to make the effort to correct what is known to be off.  There are times when this is okay, and other times when it is important for us to take the time to figure out what is off.  Today it was underwear, tomorrow it may be a presentation.

Today, 177 days ’til 40, I will remind myself to slow down and be in tune with myself and the world around me.  As I slow down I can discover things that are not quite right and work to correct them in my life, be it my attitude or my underwear.



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36 responses to “177 Days ’til 40: Inside Out Underwear

  1. Laura Conowitch

    August 28, 2012 at 00:10

    Been there…done that. LOL!

  2. buckwheatsrisk

    August 28, 2012 at 00:13

    bawhahaha! i can laugh as i’ve done it!

  3. fransiweinstein

    August 28, 2012 at 00:18

    When I was little my mother once told me I’d have a surprise because some article of my clothing was on inside out. So who knows. — maybe you have something to look forward to.

    • 400daystil40

      August 28, 2012 at 09:06

      And what was that surprise???? 🙂 😉

      • fransiweinstein

        August 29, 2012 at 03:36

        Tickets to the Ice Capades.

  4. Lela Bonchjela

    August 28, 2012 at 03:06

    Aww it has happened to me! You know when I was 7 or 8, I wore a skirt which pisses me off. It’s too colourful to the point of confusion! I kept on flipping it inside out, even at a public staircase! OMG I’m such a funny little girl!

  5. Lela Bonchjela

    August 28, 2012 at 03:07

    If I’m confused with my skirt, you can tell I have more inside-out-undergarments moments.

  6. dogdaz

    August 28, 2012 at 04:40

    It is interesting that you felt out of sorts due to the underware malfunction. I sometimes like certain garments inside out, because they feel better that way. Just because the designer said they must be ‘stitching on the inside’ does not always make that right for me. This especially is true with those socks that have that heavy seam on the front. They feel much better ‘inside out.’ True, you did not chose the underware reversal so it probably did not feel right, which I can understand, but maybe sitting with your ‘unrightness’ feelings can help you focus on having some real stretch moments for future examination of self. 🙂

    • 400daystil40

      August 28, 2012 at 09:08

      Ah, I can agree – but in those moments when I make that choice purposely it is different!!!!! 🙂

  7. Tess Ross

    August 28, 2012 at 10:51

    It is even worse when you have your top inside out as I have done! Mind you, it was one of those that people hardly noticed but I was mortified when I realised!

  8. Knoob

    August 28, 2012 at 15:25

    Last week I put on my underwear not only inside out, but also back to front. The problem, as far as I can see, is getting dressed before drinking coffee. Or maybe just working too hard.

    • 400daystil40

      August 28, 2012 at 16:10

      hehehe – good point – need coffee to put clothing on! Once I realized halfway through the morning I had two different shoes on – and they looked NOTHING alike, different colors and textures (they were both flats) – was hilarious, though maybe that is why I switched to mostly Doc Martens! 🙂

  9. Another Thousand Words

    August 28, 2012 at 17:55

    It’s when you not only put them on inside out, but backwards…THAT messes up your whole day until you can fix it (did it once, just once, dressing in the dark)!

  10. viveka

    August 28, 2012 at 18:40

    Been there … and done, last time in Victoria about a month ago when I walked a whole day with my trousers inside out – I didn’t notice that they one notice it and I had my coffee before I put them on. Once I drop my under shirt on the middle of a busy street in Gothenburg after being to my doctor. Just step out of it and put in my handbag. I think it has happen to all of us .. men and women. It’s a healthy sign for me.

    • 400daystil40

      August 28, 2012 at 22:28

      That is so funny!

      • viveka

        August 28, 2012 at 22:29

        Didn’t feel very funny … when I noticed it. *smile

  11. The Quiet Borderline (back in hospital)

    August 28, 2012 at 20:43

    Not once done that but… There is time!

  12. Trinity River

    August 29, 2012 at 01:11

    My mother-in-law went to the grocery store last week with her pants on backwards. And this is a woman who puts on make up and ear rings to water her plants.

  13. saymber

    August 29, 2012 at 02:14

    , I will remind myself to slow down and be in tune with myself and the world around me. – this advice to yourself should help with future wardrobe malfunctions and of the other natures. I will sometimes get to going so fast I actually hurt myself! Bruises will show up and I’ll be puzzled until I recall it was after one of my running around days! One day I hit my head on the same branch like three times cutting the lawn! I just wasn’t taking my time and paying attention like I should! Felt like Homer Simpson when he was slamming his hand in a drawer over and over LOL.

  14. simon7banks

    September 2, 2012 at 19:48

    I presume for women this would be more serious for upper than lower underwear (maintaining the high standards of decency and indirection of the original post). For men particularly there is also the potential mistake of back-to-front, quite easy to do with loose and ripply boxers and if not disastrous, troubling at certain times.

    However, the title leads me to more radical thoughts (by the way, “radical” applied to politics is usually, it seems to me, a feel-good word in the UK, the rest of Europe and Latin America, but a horror word in the States). Since we have internal skeletons but insects have external skeletons, could not internal underwear also exist in some genera?

    • 400daystil40

      September 3, 2012 at 12:48

      okay, this is too much information, however accurate it may be!!!! 😛 🙂


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