A Girdle by Any Other Name


I might have mentioned that I’ve relocated several of my misplaced pounds…I suppose they weren’t really lost since I found them…(well…they were hidden in such easy places…anybody eating a Twinkie could have found them)…so when I saw a book this summer that promised you could not look fat…without dieting…I plunked my money down.
And while the author did have some good tips on the style of fashions to wear to disguise different body types…I think the appropriate title for the book would have been…All Things Spanx…every chapter listed the type of restrictive undergarments that you would need to look presentable…oh…and if you were more than 10 pounds overweight…you would have to diet…giving me the subtitle for the book…How to Look Skinnier When You’re Already Skinny
Bertha and I had a good laugh over the book…over my naïve belief that I could look skinny without losing the weight…
Then we took a drive down Memory Lane…not that we’re old…but we started wearing stockings before pantyhose hit the shelves…(often packaged in those big eggs…that made great prize eggs on Easter morning)…we donned our panty girdles with the rest of the 7th graders…this was in the day when we had to wear dresses to school every day…no pants allowed…maybe we are old…
It was only a year or so before the eggs hatched and we were able to bid our panty girdles goodbye…and not a day too soon…
So…am I willing to look thinner by returning to restrictive undergarments? I don’t think so…but Spanx you very much for asking…
Jane

4 thoughts on “A Girdle by Any Other Name

  1. I get Christmas cards from the elastic manufacturers, so I can really relate to this one. Another hit, Berth–ah, I mean Jane.

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