All stitched up

June 21, 2007 at 8:31 am (private personal space)

Men, I’ve concluded, are useless with describing garments. If you really want to know what something looks like, don’t ask a guy. It’s a battle in which you’ll come a poor second.
For example, I’d forgotten a jacket at my partner’s brother’s house. My partner got it and wasn’t sure if it was mine.
His brother had originally told me it was a grey hoodie so I didn’t think it was mine but listened to my partner’s description (on the phone) nonetheless.

Me: Are you sure it’s mine? I don’t have a grey hoodie. What does it look like?
He: It’s a kind of green, grey, beige.
Me: Those are three very different colours.
He: It’s also blue.
Me: *Sigh* Um…is it thick?
He: It’s not very thick but it is thick.
Me: Does it have a hood?
He: It has a hood but you can take it off.
Me: So it has a hood but it can come off and is green, grey and beige?
He: Yes, and blue. Is it yours?
Me: I’ll have to see because I have no idea what the thing looks like based on what you just said.
He: Ag…ok.

Turns out the jacket (light rainjacket) was army-green with a blue interior. It is indeed my jacket and the name of the place I worked was stitched on the pocket. Neither of them had seen it and realised it must be mine. Go figure.



  1. kash99 said,

    I never have this problem cos M is mos an artist..he soema just draws it for me..whether i can figure out what he is sketching is a diffrent story..but i just nod and say “ah, yes, ok”…it keeps him happy!!

  2. Toby Hanks said,

    Ha, ha, ha. Isn’t it just the easiest thing to do: nod, smile and say “yes, ok”. But I suspect they do it with us too…

  3. kash99 said,

    No i dont suspect..i know they do!!!

  4. Toby Hanks said,

    Still, you gotta love ’em.

  5. madamm said,

    HAHAHA! This is hilarious!

  6. Toby Hanks said,

    Mrs M, I think you’re in an extremely good mood because…

  7. madamm said,


  8. tbhanks said,

    Ha, ha, ha. It’s infectious!

  9. madamm said,

    Ons gaan partytjie soos dis jou verjaardag!

  10. tbhanks said,

    LMIMP, as Haidee would say.

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