Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Why It's Impossible To Take Me Seriously

Pin It When I got up yesterday I was thinking about work things I needed to do that day despite being sitter-less (usually a gal comes for 4 hours while I work), and I was pretty flustered and distracted and rushed.  It was most definitely a sweats and sneakers kind of a day.  I spent most of the day running errands - taking Jake to preschool, the girls to school, going to the library, running to the gas station and to the grocery store.

EVERYONE I talked to yesterday was in such a good mood!  It was amazing!  The preschool secretary found everything I said incredibly funny, the gas station guy gave me a wide smile, and the librarian kept giggling over my cute baby.

At the grocery store I ran into a friend and we chatted for a few minutes. I told her she looked like a rock star, because she did, and she shot me an amused look and mumbled something about having to go get pedialyte for her daughter.

I then spent a few minute standing in front of a row of awfully cheerful looking girl-scout cookie moms while I successfully veered my kids away from the Thin Mints and towards the Samoas. 

When my husband got home he took one look at me and said, "You know your shirt is on inside out, right?"


OH.

Right.

ACTUALLY I DID NOT.

{facepalm}

PS:  Honestly, don't you think someone should've said something?  Wouldn't YOU say something?  If not, WHY?????!

PPS:  Don't forget to enter this.

PPPS: This is not the first time this has happened to me.  Clothing obliviousness doesn't just HAPPEN.  For example...

30 comments:

  1. I have done this same exact thing. Why oh why can't I remember to look in a mirror before I leave the house?

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  2. I do that all the time. meh.

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  3. Glad I'm not the only one! I just recently wore my pants inside out!

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  4. if you start wearing your shirt inside out all the time then they will think you did it on purpose.
    Just think, you could be responsible for the next fashion trend!

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  5. You were setting a new trend!

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  6. Was giving a presentation at a business mtg once and feeling incredibly free and light. Later realized I'd forgotten to put on my bra. :s

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  7. I wore my skirt backward once.....

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  8. Oh sheesh. I don't know. Something in your teeth? Yes. Inside out shirt? That's a little tricky to know what to do. Maybe 'cause you rarely (never, unless you live near Sue, apparently) see anyone like that ;)

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  9. I LOVE that you were so kind as to give all of those people a smile today. I do that kind of thing all the time (inside out shirts).

    And btw? I'm sooooo fashion challenged although I don't have to worry about putting on husband's garment top but I'd sure love to. *g*

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  10. Yes! Someone should SAY SOMETHING!!! I would have said something. My husband, however, would not. The other day he couldn't even manage to tell me I was talking to an entire group of people with lettuce between my teeth. All night. Arg. ;)

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  11. They might have thought it was a fashion statement. I think that was sort of popular round about the Flashdance era. I do this sort of thing all the time. It's God's way of keeping me humble.

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  12. I'm sure people just thought you did it on purpose.

    This is also a good example of how no one is as obsessed with how we look as much as we are. The rest of the world is concerned about how they look.

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  13. I wouldn't have you any other way!

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  14. I do that. When other people do it, I just assume that's the 'look' they're going for, and don't comment.

    I shall now resolve to announce it loudly every time someone wears their shirt inside out!

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  15. Would it make you feel better to know that I sat through a volleyball game this morning with my ankle propped up on my other knee only to discover later that my pants at the crotch are totally worn through because the stellar nature of my inner thighs caused too much friction? Because that's a true story. Plus, inside out is kind of trendy, or didn't you know that?

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  16. Vern's comment reminds me of when I was going to physical therapy last year. I was on my back on the table, and my therapist was stretching my hips and legs every which way (not in a porn kind of way, but still in an embarrassing way had I not been in a physical therapy setting). When I got home and changed out of my workout pants, I discovered the huge unraveled seam at the crotch site.

    Instantly, my mind remembered catching a stifled smile and look-away on the therapist's face earlier. Suck.

    I'd take an inside-out shirt any day over that display.

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  17. I put a sweater on backwards the other day and thought, "hmm - this sweater has a cuter neckline than I remember..." an hour later my mom said, "is that shirt on backwards?"
    So I probably wouldn't have said any thing because 1 - I thought you did it on purpose or 2 - I didn't notice.

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  18. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Hello. And Bye.

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  19. I wear my 16 yr old sons old sweats and shirts all the time, usually without a bra. I really try to wear something clean and neat looking when I go to work, sometimes thats a fail. I realised after I got to work thursday night that my shoes still have dirt on them from working in the yard on Wednesday. Oh well, I do know how to polish shoes, but have not done it more than a handful of times since I ets'd from the army 20+ years ago.

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  20. You must be one heck of a funny lady for everyone to think you had done that just for their amusement.

    I am of the ilk that would tell you. We all occasionally need some help getting dressed in the morning.

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  21. I've done it, and gotten laughed at for it too. I wrote a post about it here

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  22. Oh well, wearing your shirt wrong-side out makes you seem more human. Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed when everyone I run into at the store looks so put together & stylish & cute & perky. I value a sense of humor way more than perfection! MIME

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  23. Yeah, I once lost my first true love over a wardrobe malfunction. Well, he wasn't actually my true love...and I didn't actually know his name or had even talked to him until the fateful day when I told him his zipper was down.

    (Loved finally meeting you today!)

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  24. That's too funny!
    With the clothes my tweens & teens are wearing these days, though, you wouldn't think inside out would be discernible, much less mentionable. I almost told my daughter to turn her hoodie right-side-out today (again!), but then when I saw the printing, I was glad I hadn't. Maybe some folks didn't dare mention the apparent inside-out-ness of your shirt, for fear they were wrong about it?

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  25. At least the color looked good with your eyes. A couple of times I showed up to teach kindergarten with socks that didn't match; and, believe me, the kiddos did not let me forget it all day.

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  26. If I had noticed (unlikely) than I wouldn't have said anything unless I was certain that you had a location in which to turn your shirt back to proper. Otherwise, ignorance is bliss :)

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  27. I need to stop reading your Tweets so I won't get previews of your blog posts. :) (Also I need to quit Twitter and take my life back.)

    As I mentioned on Twitter, most of my worst wardrobe malfunctions have involved front shirt buttons, especially the button nearest my bust. I've actually added snaps there, sewn buttonholes partly closed so they're smaller, or added extra buttons between the existing ones. But none of these things overcomes the power of a wiggly baby during Sacrament Meeting. I need to start wearing inside-out t-shirts to church; that would be an improvement.

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  28. I totally would have told you. At least you weren't wearing your bra on the outside of your blouse like the office lady in Big. Was it Big? I think it was. Maybe it was Splash? My memories of Tom Hanks tend to run together. Uno momento por favor...

    OK, fact check says crazy bra secretary was from Splash.

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  29. I have done this multiple times. The only ones who tell me are my husband and sister.

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  30. I'm pretty sure everyone has done this and while the randoms get a free pass for not knowing how to say something - the friend definitely should have!

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