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Everybody has days like this, my momma said [Feb. 24th, 2003|10:32 pm]
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Ever have one of those days where things just don't quite work around you?

You know, you go to fold the laundry or something. And you pluck a shirt out of the dryer and it's inside-out. It's the dang long sleeve green one; it always gets turned around. So you reach through the collar and grab an arm and pull that out and twist it around and pull the other arm through and flip it out...

And it's still inside-out. Odd. You reach up to the collar this time, pull it through, go for the arm, catch a pocket on your ring, flail your wrists, but manage to yank the other sleeve through and shake the shirt out...

Damn. It's still inside-out! Is this a trick shirt or something? What the heck? You viciously grab parts of the shirt and forcibly invert them, sending buttons flying, but keeping a careful eye on the collar, lest it try anything funny. You maneuver the cuffs around and finally have the shirt rightways around. It's now all wrinkly, has a pulled seam at the pocket, and is missing a button. But it's right-side out, dammit. Now, to fold my wife's delicate blouse...

I hate days like this.

[User Picture]From: shockwave77598
2003-02-25 10:01 am (UTC)
After the third malfunction, I usually put whatever it is aside and concentrate on other problems for a bit. One, this keeps me from getting flustered, and two, it annoys the fates. :)
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[User Picture]From: wabbitcalif
2003-02-25 10:57 am (UTC)
Ah yes, it's the dread "Mobius Shirt Syndrome!" Run away, Run away! Ahhhh!
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[User Picture]From: traveller_blues
2003-02-25 11:12 am (UTC)
Oddly enough, I traded in the 'Labyrinthic Laundry' disadvantage for the 'Develops Holes in Strange Places' disadvantage. I just lost another pair of pants yesterday from holes developed around the seams of the back pockets.

Seriously, though, the best way that situation works out for me is to use both arms inside the sleeves at once, guaranteeing that I've got both ends at the same time, and no question as to the right-sideishness.

But then there are days where I'll wear my outer flannel shirt inside out and not even notice it 'til I get to work....


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