Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Incredible Shrinking Pants

So...Micheggy was out shopping several weeks ago, and went to an unnamed big box store to stock up on some basics. We were almost to the checkout line, when we spotted an incredible deal: Hanes sweatsuits, $3 each piece. We needed sweats. We wanted sweats. We really, really wanted $3 sweats.

We each picked out about 3-4 pieces, mixing and matching, (our own, not with each other...that would just be weird...) and when we mentally added our purchases, we decided to head back to the checkout lanes.

Our bags were filled with fresh new hoodies, sweatpants, and long sleeved Ts. We both looked forward to changing into them and lounging around the house. One evening's wear, and we were sold on comfort!

However, our love affair with our new friends was going to be quite short-lived! One washing and drying, and it was obvious that we were no longer "compatible" with Hanes.

One pair of pants shrunk about 4 inches in length, and God only knows how much in width. Let's just say that one attempt at wearing them after their trip to the laundry, resulted in a fit of laughter, tears, and perhaps even some snorting! One leg did indeed shrink about 4 inches. The other...well, it shrunk about 2 inches! They were absolutely, positively, without argument, RIDICULOUS! The "seat" of the pants had constricted to the point of revealing size, shape, and coverage of my undergarments. How could this BE? The $3 sweats were completely unwearable; well, for this 1/2 of Micheggy, anyway. The other 1/2 of Micheggy is the PERFECT height for shrunken pants! (Although, I'm not sure what she did with the one leg being shorter than the other...maybe she just leans to one side when she walks...)

All in all, it was just a few bucks wasted. However, at least we discovered that there is a way for us to now even share the same PANTS. We'll call it our "Sisterhood of the Incredible Shrinking Pants," or something like that! :)

1 comment:

  1. Reinforcing the old adage that if something appears too good to be true, it usually is. Thanks for my chuckle of the day, though! :) The mental image is one I'll carry for a long time~