can underwear outlast a marriage?
What kind of society are we living in, where underwear can outlast a marriage?
I was reminded of this when I went in for my yearly checkup, and my doctor made a remark about my underwear. She was little surprised by the “looks” of it. It’s not dirty or unsanitary; it’s just really old with lots of holes. I still wear it because it is still 100% functional. As long as there are no holes near a critical zone, and as long as its elasticity can create enough friction to prevent slippage under standard 1g vertical acceleration, it’s still useable. Oh, and most importantly, it has to be clean.
I find it truly amazing this simple piece of clothing can last so long. I am nearing my 10year wedding anniversary, and I still have bunch of pairs that predate my relationship with my wife!
I got few thoughts in closing of this blog:
- How does Hanes and Fruit of the Loom stay in business?
- Is the issue that underwear is too well made, or is it marriages seems to fail too quickly?
- Marriage should last longer than anything you own.
I’m probably just rehashing something everybody is already aware of, but it just doesn’t seem right that many mundane items tend to last longer than most marriages these days.
Next time you get angry with your spouse, look inside your laundry hamper and ask, “Is he/she better than these dirty old pair of undies?” The answer should be a definite “YES”.
Please be considerate and don’t let your marriage get beat by some old used underwear, thats just embarrassing 🙂