If you ever wondered who it is that wears the trousers in this household, then the answer is most assuredly me. It’s not that Suze doesn’t – although admittedly she tends to wear jeans more, as do l also or occasionally, but l seemingly ever since moving here can’t get to go through one day without wearing several pairs of trousers?
I know l have briefly mentioned this before, l recall writing about this last year and back then, l was somehow managing to get through 3 – 4 pairs of trouser changes a day also. It hasn’t changed – l am still somehow managing to get through several trouser changes daily!
It’s all getting somewhat irksome and no matter how hard l try, l still can’t go through one day in one pair of trousers! It’s like how some people with extreme OCD find themselves repeatedly washing their hands, or switching on and off lights and so on …. well thankfully it’s not that bad .. but how many pairs of trousers are we supposed to wear in one day?
I mean where l lived before here l managed to mostly get through perhaps 2 pairs of trousers and so on per day, but in the main l wore one pair of trousers or jeans and l was done, then the next day if l was out with the compost, it was either one pair of trackies all day unless l wasn’t out there all day, then it was a case of jeans and trackies – not together mind, but worn on different occasions, usually afternoon or morning shift.
But this strange Trooser Phenomena as l now tend to jokingly refer to it all as started last August maybe July of 2020. I started the day with my walking trousers and they may have been walking trousers to begin with, but soon l opted for walking trackies, then l would come home and slip into a pair of comfy Bamboo joggers, then into a pair of gardening trousers, then back into a pair of Bamboo joggers then if another walk was to be taken, back into the trackies or walking trousers. This continued into winter and not once did l actually wear any of my jeans, l wasn’t then like now in working mode, but philosophy grunge mode or composting worm farming garden mode. But come the thicker weather l started to wear my fleece lined walking trousers and my internal skin tight jogging trousers.
When l got home pending where l was l would be going through some nervous disposition of trouser changing all the way through the day … l am surprised l didn’t go quite insane – because constantly getting your legs in and out and shake them all about is damned maddening behaviour!!
It has changed slightly in the last couple of weeks … now l am wearing jeans, walking trackies, walking trousers, gardening trousers or joggers, volunteering joggers and casual Bamboos too! I am wondering if l should start my day wearing several pairs all at once and then as and when strip off as the requirement demands?!
That might be the answer … l doubt it BUT still frustrating all the same!
Life isn’t always that easy, but surely one isn’t supposed to be changing trousers several times a day just to get from morning to afternoon to evening in one piece?