Friday, 19 October 2007

The wrong trousers

Yesterday I wore the wrong trousers. I hadn't done any laundry and was down to my last pair...a pleated at the top, narrow at the bottom crepe pair of a dogy mustard colour. Before I left for work I had one of those moments when I absolutely knew that I was doing the completely wrong thing by wearing them. People at work were looking me up and down (y'know how they do!) and barely managing to conceal the amusement / bemusement / horror from their faces. I was oblivious until I went with Jo to John lewis at lunchtime to help her choose a deep fat fryer (she's got to have chips ever since I made them for her a few weeks ago), and walked past a full length window and saw my reflection. I have to tell you - the trousers were horrific. My lovely colleagues were sending me pictures of MC Hammer all afternoon. I was upset - but it was VERY funny. I went home and Cressie turned up ten minutes later...driving down the drive with "Can't touch this.." by the afore mentioned rapper blaring out on her stereo. For all those of you who care - I can report that I have thrown the said trousers in the bin. Never again will they see the light of day. POSTSCRIPT. I have had those trousers for a good few years and I really liked them in their day. Although I recognise the need to dispose of them, I am very sad. I couldn't stand another day of the humiliation I suffered yesterday. People can be so cruel :)

6 comments:

  1. I would just like to add (I'm jo by the way)_that my chips were bloody fantastic! had a fun day at john lewis even though the trousers were causing stares! It's tracy's fault i am now going to be turning into a fat git!

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  2. I would just like to add (I'm jo by the way)_that my chips were bloody fantastic! had a fun day at john lewis even though the trousers were causing stares! It's tracy's fault i am now going to be turning into a fat git!

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  3. Did the trousers come from the same place as all those big shouldered 80's 'power suits' you used to have in your loft at Abbey Lane? :-)

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  4. Did the trousers come from the same place as all those big shouldered 80's 'power suits' you used to have in your loft at Abbey Lane? :-)

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  5. yes they did - how did you know? They're off the same vintage as the crocodile shoes ;)

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  6. yes they did - how did you know? They're off the same vintage as the crocodile shoes ;)

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