The topography of womens’ underwear is quite beyond me.
It’s so bloody cold here in England that I have been wearing a set of silk longjohns, with several layers of clothing on top. Last night, with an arctic blizzard raging outside, I kept my longjohns on to go to bed. When I woke up this morning the long john tights were around my ankles, and my underpants were wrapped round them in the most curious way. The crotches were intertwined and the underpants dangled, like one of those metal puzzle rings, unsolved. I stared and stared, and for the life of me could not figure out how my underpants ended up in that position—unless some devious mathemetician sneaked in in the night, took the whole lot off and deliberately rearranged them in a configuration guaranteed to boggle my feeble waking mind.
And this led me to thinking about women who are able to take off their brassière without removing their top. Who invented/discovered this awesome trick? Was it perhaps some feminists in the 60s who felt it added drama to the bra-burning ritual? And is there indeed a whole slew of other cunning manoeuvres women know about and don’t share with us? Are you all out there sniggering over my longjohn puzzle, thinking to yourselves “ah, Dolby’s stumbled onto Womens’ Underwear Manoeuvre #37″?