Thursday, April 29, 2010
I had a phone call from my running friend Jenny today. There is some background to the call which I must explain first. Almost 2 years ago Jenny did the Gold Coast Marathon and afterwards confided that her biggest achievement was in staying dry. Now all you who have given birth, are perimenopausal, menopausal or are in any way continence-challenged will understand the enormity of that statement. Having had 3 kids myself, I understood.
A few weeks later I was at a clearance sale and saw little packets which had emergency, one-size-fits-all undies. I HAD to buy Jenny a pair.
Fast-forward to this morning. Jenny finished swim squad and had her shower. When she went to get dressed she realised she'd forgotten her undies. That's the moment that my gag-gift became a hero. She unwrapped the emergency undies to a round of applause from her fellow swimmers. And then she called me to have a laugh about it.
So the moral of today's story is - always have an emergency pair of undies stashed. You never know when you might need them.