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.