A little help, please?

Note to everyone… pleeease!! …. from my wife …. If you notice that I’m wearing my shirt inside out, like at work or someplace, you are supposed to TELL me!?!? I’m not really good at these things, I need some help here, OK?



  1. #1 Stephanie Z
    July 8, 2008

    Coffee first. Getting dressed second. If Amanda’s still asleep when you’re getting ready, take your clothes into another room–with a bright light and a mirror–to change. One real look into the mirror required before leaving.

    Okay, the first part is snark, but the second is hard-learned advice.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    July 8, 2008

    Amanda is normally way gone before I get up. She’s a teacher. I work at a university.

    I’ll have to give that mirror thing a try. (Note to self: Pick up a mirror at Target)

  3. #3 John Monfries
    July 8, 2008

    Even more importantly, remember to zip up.

  4. #4 Elf Eye
    July 8, 2008

    You are not alone. My specialty is going in to work with my t-shirts on backwards.

  5. #5 Elizabeth
    July 8, 2008

    How bad this is depends on the kind of shirt. A shirt with a lot of buttons is difficult to put on inside out without noticing.

  6. #6 Stephanie Z
    July 8, 2008

    It’s summer. Doesn’t she even give herself a break in summer?

    One more thing about the mirror: it does have to be big enough that you can actually see your clothes in it.

  7. #7 Jennifer Ouellette
    July 8, 2008

    I very nearly spewed Diet Coke on my keyboard reading this. Because I, too, have been known to leave the house with a shirt inside out. Or covered in cat hair.

  8. #8 Amanda
    July 8, 2008

    Oh you just should have been there… I came home from work and Greg hopped in the car with me for a quick trip to the grocery store. As we were walking in, I looked over at him, mortified, and asked, “Did you change clothes when you got home?” He answered, “No, why?”

    We giggled all the way through the fruits, vegetables, and bakery sections!

  9. #9 Joel_m
    July 8, 2008

    Why don’t they just make shirts so both sides are the same?

  10. #10 Wellington
    July 8, 2008

    Might as well do front and back the same too.

  11. #11 Elizabeth
    July 8, 2008

    Or covered in cat hair.

    How do you get out of the house without the cat hair?

  12. #12 Stephanie Z
    July 8, 2008

    Elizabeth, change on the front porch, where the cats aren’t allowed? Or maybe in the garage. Have to put up a mirror, of course.

  13. #13 somebody
    July 8, 2008

    The tricky part is remembering if I have to have matched socks or not on a particular day.

  14. #14 Joel_m
    July 8, 2008

    There are socks that match? Match what?

  15. #15 Greg Laden
    July 8, 2008

    All I want is for them to make it more clear. The outside of the shirt should hurt when it is on the inside. Little Velcro patches or something.

  16. #16 ...tom...
    July 9, 2008

    I wear my tee-shirts ‘inside-out’ on purpose, so no problem there.

    I also once wore a shirt to work that had a pair of my wife’s panties ‘trapped’ inside by static electricity. How kind of one of may co-workers to point them out to me. Without ridiculing me dressing habits too much…

  17. #17 Alan Kellogg
    July 9, 2008

    Two words, “Pocket Tees”. If the pocket is next to your skin, the shirt is inside out. The benefits of an extra pocket are left up to you.

  18. #18 Bob
    July 9, 2008

    Yes! And not forgetting to put the dentures in and wear similar shoes!

  19. #19 themadlolscientist
    July 9, 2008

    =ROFLMAO= What’s up with you XYs and your wrong-side-out-and-backwards clothes? OK, I’ll cut you just a little tiny break and blame the shirt makers for going tagless, but still……. how many ways can you spell “Absent-Minded Professor”?

    The Absent-Minded Not-Quite-Professor (he’s been ABD forever) I lived with for 15 years had one turtleneck he always put on backwards. I could never make him understand that the shoulder seams were supposed to be on top of his shoulders, not in front, and the difference was obvious. He kept saying, “I can’t tell – there’s no tag.”

    So one day, out of sheer frustration, I dig around in my sewing box, pulled out a short piece of SCREAMING agent-orange ribbon, sewed it inside where the tag should have been (but had fallen out years before we even met…… another incomprehensible, frustrating, but strangely endearing thing you XYs do, wearing your clothes long after they’ve started to disintegrate), took a Sharpie marker, and wrote “TAG” on it in big letters.

    Hey Amanda – Sit this guy down and make him sew screaming agent-orange tags® into all his shirts. Don’t know if it will work, but it’s worth a try! (Doesn’t hurt an XY to know which end of a sewing needle is which, either.)

    OTOH, the scratchy half of a Velcro strip isn’t a bad idea either……..

  20. #20 Stephanie Z
    July 9, 2008

    Uh, madlol, you’ve got at least two of us XXs upthread admitting to doing exactly the same thing.

  21. #21 themadlolscientist
    July 9, 2008

    On second thought, Greg: The Velcro thing might not be such a good idea after all, depending on how much back hair you’ve got. OTOH, after you’ve made that mistake a couple of times, it won’t matter any more. =evil sadistic grin=

  22. #22 Greg Laden
    July 9, 2008

    It was a polo shirt.

  23. #23 themadlolscientist
    July 9, 2008

    @ Stephanie Z: Yeah, but I was being nice. The whole point of this thread is to razz the XYs, isn’t it? I mean, he started it! 🙂

    BTW, cat hair is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a sign of great favor on the part of the only animal truly created in God’s image. Wear it proudly. =^.^=

  24. #24 Doug Alder
    July 10, 2008

    There’s a right side? oh…..dear 😉