Have you ever gone to the bathroom and realized your underwear is inside out?

It happened to me at 1:35 p.m. Friday at work.

I’m like, “What the heck? What’s wrong with me?”

I didn’t get dressed in the dark! I must be losing it.

Consequently, I must ask my faithful readers for a favor — if you see me out and about covering a breaking news story and I’m wearing my underwear on the outside of my pants, please tell me and spare me further embarrassment. 

Well, with all this talk about underwear, I soon discovered there are superstitions about underwear. (I found them on the internet, of course!)

For example, did you know:

• Wearing your underwear inside out is considered to be very lucky. 

• In the late 1920s, if a bride wanted to secure a happy marriage she wouldn’t wear any underwear to her wedding! (So many jokes immediately come to mind, but this is a family newspaper.)

• If a young girl wished to marry she would borrow underwear from a married woman, and if she wore it, it was considered very lucky. Let’s hope it was clean underwear.

• In England, it was once believed that if you tuck the leaves in your underwear you will become irresistible to the opposite sex. Just don’t use poison ivy!

Enough about underwear! Have a great weekend.

Faithful readers shouldn’t worry about staff writer Shelley Terry’s mental state until she mistakes her underwear for a hat.

Shelley Terry is a reporter for the Star Beacon. Follow her on Twitter @sterry_sb.

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