Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Role modelling

A conversation with my father:

"Do you like my new shirt?"

"Err... yes, very nice."

"I like the colour. The only problem is that it buttons up on the wrong side."

"It's a lady's blouse."

"Aye, I know."

"Is there something you want to tell me?"

"It's really comfortable, too."

It's true: you do get to an age where you don't give a shit any more and just go with the comfort.


fairyhedgehog said...

I've never understood why it should matter which side buttons were on. I wear fleecy jackets and I prefer the men's ones because they're nice and loose. Who cares?

Scarlet-Blue said...

Erm... so which one of you started this conversation Kev?

Lulu LaBonne said...

Actually I wanted to ask both those questions.

Erm hello - I had to go and find a blue shirt for David Attenborough once, it was in deepest Switzerland at 8am, as we left the hotel a man wheeled a rail of blue ladies blouses out of a van and I bought one for £100 (in Swiss money). The buttons were the size of cds but Mr A. was very nice and said that he didn't think that would matter

Kevin Musgrove said...

Fairyhedgehog: common sense says that there should be no difference either way but both me and my father are of a vintage where it was A Big Deal at one time. We think this was a female conspiracy, largely because women got the good colours and soft collars whereas we got off-white sandpapers with throatcutting collars.

Scarlet: I blame my father.

Hello Lulu! David Attenborough? My colleagues would be envious they have serious hero-worship about him.

Gadjo Dilo said...

I go to bed wearing a sarong every night and while my wife wears pyjamas - she'd freak if I told her we were cross-dressing.

David Attenborough!! It's only his soothing voice on Animal Planet that keeps me from going entirely native (and crackers).

Madame DeFarge said...

I'm impressed by your father, he sounds an ineffably cool bloke. Buttons baffle me at the best of times. Velcro is sexless. Much easier.