Musings about writing, being a freelance editor, and life in general, with healthy doses of humor and unapologetic acts of silliness.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Got an Itch?
I've finally discovered a way to wear a bra without suffering from the intense itching that usually occurs within minutes of donning said undergarment: wear it inside out. As I have long suspected, it is the thread or the material used to line the inside of the bra that causes the itching. The itching annoys me so much that I quit wearing bras around the house 5 years ago. Well, today I had to run errands, so I tried something new and turned the bra inside out. Voila! No more intense itching! The only problem is, this works fine for bulky sweaters, sweatshirts, and blouses with a pattern, but if you wear a smooth, solid colored top, you can see the bra seams.
Why don't manufacturers get a clue? Skin is sensitive. The smooth part of undergarments should go toward the skin, and the seams should be on the outside. If the seams are likely to show through outer garments, then cover them! But for heaven's sake, stop using scratchy thread and itchy lining and scratchy seams!
I'm retired from freelance editing and living the good life. I love not working for a living! I live on a small farm in rural western Washington State where I reside with my dogs, cats, and horses. I have a warped sense of humor and I'm joyously silly most of the time.