Saturday, January 19, 2008

Granny Panties



My friend, Rita, shared a joke today about sayings things you wish you could take back. She reminded me, not of something I'd said, but something that was said TO me. I can laugh about it now, but at the time, it wasn't all that funny. :)

I'd worked with a woman for years, and she came in one Monday morning, discussing her recent shopping trip and all the year-end bargains she'd found. While discussing her purchases, the topic turned to the panties she bought. Her dialog went something like this:

"I bought the same panties I've been getting for years. Same size as always, and I got them home, took a shower and put on a pair. I was shocked, absolutely shocked. I checked the label twice to make sure they were my size, but although the tag said they were, they hung on me. They were huge. The legs gapped, the seat sagged, and the waistband was evidently made to fit someone obese. I should have held them up before I bought them. I certainly would have noticed something wrong, because I don't think I've ever seen anything so big in my life."

Without blinking an eye, she turned to me and said. "Do you think you could wear them?"

Although I was taken aback by her comment, I swallowed my pride and quickly responded, "Well, if I can't, I can probably cover my car with them."

The sad ending to the story: They fit me!

39 comments:

Jodi said...

That is too funny! I needed that laugh this morning! Thanks!

Vicki Gaia said...

I love the picture of the ol' man with saggy pants! Reminds me of my relatives *g*

Kimberly L said...

The pic is so funny.

Anonymous said...

I just totally grossed out my daughters friends by telling them that they are going to look like this picture in a few years if they don't lay off the milkshakes! LOL!!!

Linda G

Elena Dorothy Bowman said...
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Elena Dorothy Bowman said...

Reminds me of a story my Mother once told us. She was walking downtown when she noticed that something was slipping down the legs of the woman walking in front of her. She quickly realized it was the woman's panties slipping down and tried to warn her. But she couldn't get to her fast enough to tell her. Mother also said she was stunned as she watched the woman suddenly bend down, slip the fallen panties off, and stuff them in her bag without skipping a beat. Mother laughed so hard she had to stop and lean against the wall of a building until she could calm herself. :)

Elena

lisalmg said...

Thats so funny but I'm not sure I'm going to recover for seeing that picture! (-:

kaisquared said...

Where did you get that great shot of my neighbor? LOL

debdesk9 said...

Thanks for the laugh - the picture is so funny. Makes you think twice about what you wear.
Debbie

readingissomuchfun said...

Thanks for the great laugh.

Hugssss
LindaH

Virginia said...

This is to funny. But we are all like that. Just look on the bright side of things. Its better that they are a little big then to small. A pair of panties to small is not funny at all.

squiresj said...

rjI thought this was funny but I have had the opposite problem. I have a package of underwear here that is suppose to be size I wear and they are at least 2 sizes too small. My 21 year old calls them granny panties because they aren't low cut or thongs. I could use a good laugh today to warm up. I read your blog everyday in my email. God Bless you special today.

Caffey said...

LOL Ginger! This was hilarous!!

Great to see your blog too!

Carol said...

I love your sense of humor and see it's still going strong. Carol McPhee

judy said...

The picture is wild, but the story is something that would probably happen to me.

peggy said...

love the pic of saggy checks.
thats just to funny.that pic. will
crack you up.

Anonymous said...

OMG Ginger I spit my pepsi all over my screen when that picture popped up. LOL.

I don't think I will ever be the same again.

Great blog!

Billie Jo

nanja said...

The story is just too funny! Lucky for your coworker you have a great sense of humor!

Martha said...

Hi Ginger!! First off, your co-worker was just mean! I have to tell you tho, that I love this blog! It never fails to give me a laugh or smile. Granny bringing home dinner (it could happen in Mississippi, too!!) was just too funny. Keep 'em coming.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for sharing a good laugh! I don't know if I would stayed in the area he was in...LOL!

Jean P. said...

Oh God, that is so funny.

And Martha, you're so right. That is a typical Mississippi event. lol I know I'm in Miss. too. Since I'll be 67 next month, I don't give a flip anymore - it's commando style for me. Try it, you might like it. LMBO

Now that's a picture that could stick with you!!

BTW, did you get even?

Little Lamb Lost said...

Your co-worker sounded much like someone I knew back in college. She really seemed to enjoy wearing mint flavored shoes.

Anonymous said...

That was hilarious--didn't see it coming! Sounds like something that would happen to me.
Cynthya

Lisa said...

Hi Ginger,
That was a funny joke enjoy it. Thanks for invited me to your blog.
Hugs!
Lisa

myrtleme said...

'granny panties'????--well-what else would we 'grannies' wear? i wear cotton grannies, and am very happy with the way they fit my 'sorta' large granny tush, last time i bought panties-i wasn't looking very closely-got high cut legs-nearly drove me NUTS--now i look closely before i buy--there are tons of 'cuts' and shapes and sizes out there....need a personal shopper just to get my panties.

Anonymous said...

I love the pic but your co-worker needs to think before speaking. Thanks for the blog Ginger!

Jack M

hme said...

LOL .. too funny .. thanks for the laugh :)

Cindy said...

Sorta reminds me of my old ball and chain,LOL!!! MY undies sorta hang like that also.....just kiddin'!!!!!! Love your blog!!

Toyhabilitation said...

That picture is hilarious!

thanks for the chuckles this morning..

Vicki

Latesha said...

Poor Ginger. Your co-worker was a piece of work. I can't believe how tactless she was. At least you got something out of it. Thanks for sharing.

Caitlin Hoy said...

That is a great story. It is so funny I'm still laughing. The pic was hilarious too! Thanks for sharing that with us.

C. Gwynn said...

Thanks for the laugh. The picture is too funny! LOL

travkru1859 said...

I had a friend that was trying to give me her undies from when she was pregnant because they where big and thought they would fit me. I did not take them though.

dj said...

Do you think he would recognize himself if he saw that picture?
i know some people as sensitive as the woman you wrote about.

ArkieRN said...

Love the pic!! So sorry about the panties.

JoAnne said...

Sad, isn't it? But SO many of us can identify with this (sadder, yet)...

CrystalGB said...

How funny. That pic is a scream.

BethRe said...

Ouch that is a terrible thing to say to someone

Gwenn said...

Didn't you, in turn, offer those same panties to me?
And by the way....what's with these stupid word verifications? I know I've had a couple of wine coolers, but its like looking at squiggles in a fun house mirror!!!! I've attempted to post this damn comment 3 times and I keep getting it wrong, I swear this is the last time.

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