how many blue shirts are enough?
I mean, really. I do understand that for your average heterosexual male, shirts come in only about three colors (blue, white, and maybe natural/yellow). But seriously, how many is enough?
I went and counted my shirts: I have six fancy blouses (navy stripe, red stripe, grey stripe, two white various and one black). I have for the rest of my existence: two black, one white, one red check, one purple check and one plaid. All of the later are the sports/wash-n-wear with the sleeves that can be rolled and buttoned to imitate short sleeves.
I counted just what was on hangers: 49 shirts that are blue. blue striped or blue as part of the plaid. Amazing! Not including whatever he is currently wearing or has in the closet in Switzerland it means that my dear husband can go at least 10 business weeks without ever wearing the same shirt twice. Longer if I add in the white ones or the rare shirt with some other flavor (green, grey, red).
In case you are wondering what started me on this rant it is actually quite simple!
I was recovered enough from yesterdays migraine to feel like I should do something useful. Laundry is useful and necessary especially when returning from a trip. So naturally it rained this morning. Of course, it was raining – I wanted sun in order to block some shawls and dry laundry. Sitting on the terrace I grumped around, then went and threw the first load in the dryer since waiting around or hanging it out in the non-existent sunshine seemed pretty stupid.
Finally about 1330 it penetrated my thick skull that the idiot chirping birds were now celebrating sunshine rather than warbling about the morning showers. After wondering why anyone needed fiver partly filled laundry baskets, I dumped two of his together and headed down to grab both the load in the washer and the one in the dryer.
Then I needed hangers. It was at this point as I found batch after batch of blue shirts hanging here and there on doorknobs and in the closet I realized that we were out of hangers because every last freaking one of them had a blue shirt occupying them.
I do have a right to say something don’t I? I mean after all, its not my fault that my favorite Jack Wolfskin hiking pants only come in black and I happen to seven pairs. They are all different …….