My Almost Minimalist Closet Just Got More Minimal

Remember me writing about my sort-of minimalist closet challenge? Well, my already quite small wardrobe has just gotten a bit smaller. I’ve been working on categorizing what I do have, so I can show you everything. But today, I lost my jeans. 1 pair of skinny jeans I have that I live in, and now they are shredded beyond repair. *Sniff sniff

Here’s what happened: I failed at sitting. Yup, SITTING. I was running – literally – to catch a bus. I hopped on and found a seat and plopped down with my bag. Unfortunately, I kind of missed the seat a bit and sat right on a super sharp metal piece of some long forgotten seatbelt. Auts! And then I felt it. Air. I was like, ohhhhhh fuck no. What do I do now?

I had torn out the entire area from my inner thigh to mid lower buttocks. Now what do I do? A bus trip and then into an appointment. I asked for tape. Driver thought I was an idiot. Thankfully, when I got to my appointment, the receptionist gave me a massive roll of tape and sent me to the WC to mend my pants at least well enough for them to hold together.Ā I was also fortunate that one of the ladies there – who was definitely a mom (Judging by the fact that she was very considered, wouldn’t take no for answer & patched me up) – insisted she take a look at it to make sure I wasn’t bleeding. Ā I must admit, before today, I have never started off a morning by dropping trou in a ladies office. Could the awkward possibly go any more in that direction?!?

So, I spent the entire day walking around with my jeans taped up, looking like a vagrant. I have no pride though, so I also went to lunch that way. You should have seen the looks! Haha.

Despite my irrational feelings of thinking it was actually possible to die of embarrassment, by the time I got back home without showing any crucial bits to the world (ok, well, except to that very nice lady), what happened seemed like the funniest thing that’d happened in quite awhile. The jeans are gone, beyond repair. And I didn’t have the time or mood to go out jeans shopping and spend the 100’s of hours looking for something in 100% natural fibre. So, I am a very necessary basic short now.

That’s my story. Do you have any ripped pants stories? I know you do!

-Mliae

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. susansleggs says:

    I’m glad you could see the humor in your accident. It would upset me if I lost my favorite pair of jeans. Good luck finding another pair before too long.

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    1. mliae says:

      Thank you šŸ™‚ I’m still on the hunt, but they will come – I’m sure. I think I’m a bit twisted in that I’m highly entertained by the unusual & awkward.

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  2. adguru101 says:

    Too funny, in a horrible kind of way. Besides the awkwardness, the real tragedy is losing your favorite jeans. Luckily, it’s sale season! My suggestion: order a bunch online, try at leisure at home with no sales pressure, and send back the rejects šŸ˜Š

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    1. mliae says:

      I like the way you think šŸ˜‰

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  3. 365daysofnew says:

    I do have a ripped pants story! I was in high school and was “showing off” my toe touch expertise at a family reunion since I had just won best in state when I heard the sound of the tearing fabric. Yikes! The jeans tore at least 7 inches!
    I mean how dumb was that?!. Funny, embarrassing, and never attempted again. End of story. šŸ˜‚

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    1. mliae says:

      Oh wow, that’s a big rip! How’d you get through it?

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      1. 365daysofnew says:

        Tied a sweatshirt to my waist. lol

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      2. mliae says:

        Always a handy tactic šŸ˜‰

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  4. Oh, man. Hate losing my favourite pair of jeans. Loved your story and the mommy type who helped fix you up for the day. And you never know, you might have started the all new ripped/tape look šŸ˜€

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    1. mliae says:

      I know…rights?! Mommy type was hilarious tho. Aaannndd, OMG – I would die if I noticed the ‘taped look’ coming. Just think of all those old jeans we could’ve salvaged! LOLz

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