Wednesday, February 06, 2008

One Way to Hold Their Attention


I am weary.

I spent the last three days facilitating a meeting
in my fancy business clothes trying to seem professional and knowledgeable.

Oh, the facilitator! She's in charge! She's smooth!

But, wait! What's this?

Oops!

She cheated on the stockings part of her outfit and... DOH!

Every time she
stood up her knee-high hoisery dropped and pooled at her ankles.


56 comments:

liv said...

I kinda think if you had one of those long, bunchy, ruffly kinda corduroy wacky skirts that hose of any kind would be unnecessary. Just sayin....

Miz UV said...

OMG, I hate those things! LOL

selfmademom said...

During an "important" internship in college I was feeling all big and bad with all my "responsibility." Little did I know that after a meeting and bathroom break that I had forgotten to remove ALL the toilet paper from behind my, uhm, behind. Yeah, that about made me feel *this* small. We've all been there!

Kerry said...

that is too funny! I hate stockings!

Mimi said...

Dude. My thigh highs fell down at my university convocation. Smooooooth.

Paige said...

Nice. Verrry nice.

Redneck Mommy said...

At least you didn't have your skirt tucked into your underwear.

Or toilet paper trailing your shoe.

There's always a bright side, lol.

Kelley said...

....or toothpaste on your skirt (toddler height) or icecream in your hair or your underwire from your bra poking out.

3 things that I have realised AFTER a big meeting that I thought I kicked arse in....

Sue at eLuckypacket (also nobaddays) said...

You buy that brand of knee hi's too, huh?

Sugarplum's Mom said...

LOL... this is why I no longer wear skirts

QT said...

I hate skirts and hose. Nuff said!

Lotta said...

It's hot. People probally thought they were thigh highs that had slipped down.

CamiKaos said...

I hate the knee highs. Hate them

Biddy said...

*snort* hehehe

girlfriend, really, hose are no longer necessary! it's 2008 for cryin out loud!!

Maddy said...

Hmm knee high drooping doesn't quite conjure up the same imagine as stockings unraveling!

Cheers

carrie said...
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carrie said...

And this is why I hate knee highs. Good thing my current occupation of chauffeur to taekwondo and school doesn't require that I wear those dreaded things!

Suebob said...

I find if you fart really loud, it keeps their minds off your legwear.

*Mini* said...

rofl I hate nylons for that very reason. Oh, and getting a run in them comes in very close second.

Queeny said...

Pardon my ignorance, but I didn't think anyone still wore knee-high stockings. Do stores still sell them? Seriously.

JCK said...

Oh NO....horrors! Not that that happened, but that you actually had to wear those THINGS. Remember that hideous commercial "look mommy the lady's ankles look like elephants.."

Kristin said...

Girlfriend, you need to DO AWAY with any and all forms of 'hose... torture!

meno said...

You so cool!

Nylons are a tool of the devil.

creative-type dad said...

I think that happened once on an episode of Golden Girls...

Loralee Choate said...

It's like that Ramona Quimby book where she tells her teacher that her nylons make her look wrinkly like an elephant.

The announcement didn't go over very well for Ramona, if I recall...

ewe are here said...

Doh!

Smooth, very smooth.

heh heh

Woman Undone said...

Nothing like diving hoisery to bring you back to normalacy, and remind you that you'd rather be

a) wearing them on your head
b) using them as a sling shot
c) not wearing clothing at all
d) all of the above

WILLIAM said...

On Purpose? Wink wink.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Hosiery is evil. You actually made my skin crawl at the thought of having to put that on my body.

And, my former boss once went into an important meeting without realizing that her infant daughter had puked down the back of her suit jacket before she had left for work. Mmmmmmm

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Agh! I hate that too.

At least the mighty wind didn't breeze through too.

Mahala said...

LOL ooops!! I used to hostess in a pancake house where floor length wrap around skirts were the uniform. While moving briskly through the dining room one Sunday morning, my skirt flap was caught on a chair, exposing my knee highs and granny panties to the entire dining room.

GoteeMan said...

well, at least the wrinkles were knee highs! You have such a way with words... thanks for the smile today...
J/

GoteeMan said...

Since I WAH (no, I am not crying, it's "Work At Home"), I usually don't fall into the clothing/appearance faux pas, but I certainly put my foot in my mouth.

A few weeks ago, I was on a conference call, and made a comment about "the Kimono being open"... in retrospect, I don't think my Asian counterparts on the call found that comment at all amusing...

J/

Amy said...

Ack! The nightmare of hosiery that cost less than $18 a pair! (WHY are they SO expensive?)

Two Kids and a Husband said...

OH NO!!!!

furiousBall said...

that's why i always leg warmers on top of my socks. that and i'm also a maniac

Magpie said...

I had that happen just the other day. If it hadn't been cold and wet and snowy and yucky, I'd have just taken 'em off.

Sayre said...

That would sooooo be me....

Bon said...

my sympathies. and my giggles. :)

Heather said...

I am sure no one noticed or maybe it just made you seem mortal and they could better relate to you?

Jenifer said...

Panty hose in any form is the devils work. I avoid them at all costs.

Tracey said...

Oh, the joys of knee-high stockings. If it isn't causing static cling with one's pant leg, it is pulling around the ankles. Do SPANX make knee high stockings? I bet they wouldn't fall down!

Edge said...

Should have gone with the thigh highs with lacy tops.

I had a World History teacher in high school who wore the craziest panty hose. The toes were really thick or something. It made them look odd. Her daughter went to school there too. I felt bad for her.

~Jef

Laura said...

OMG....those things happen to me too!!!!!

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

Ooh, elephant ankles. Zexy.

Kyla said...

Hehehe. Oh J!

Holly said...

DEFINITELY switch from knee high to thigh high. They have the benefits (no uncomfortable panty, easier in the bathroom, one legs blows only throw one away) and they have a non slip top that stays up MUCH better than the knee high variety. I haven't done panty hose in years, but knee highs are awful when you sit down and realize your skirt wasn't quite as long as you thought and everyone on the other side of the room knows you cheated with the knee highs!

Blog Antagonist said...

Pantyhose are evil. Thigh high, knee high...it makes no difference. They are a tool of the devil.

Mel said...

LMAO!!! Did I ever tell you about the time my thigh-highs wouldn't stay up (rubber stickum forSOOTH!), so I took two rubber bands and made my own garters?
Yeah, I did that.
I feel your pain.

flutter said...

d'oh!

The Sour Kraut said...

Now you're like my 82 year old mother-in-law who just didn't want to bother with the elastic on her knee-highs anymore so she just cut it off!

we_be_toys said...

Go glamour girl!!!!
Tell them you planned it!

Damselfly said...

But that's the latest look!

debangel said...

Ever since I tried to hold up a convenience store with control-top pantyhose over my head and almost suffocated, I've stuck to pants..

Amy@UWM said...

Your "stockings" are a symbol for what I feel like every day as a working mom -- a fraud pretending I've got it all together, when really, I'm a total mess.

lilkunta said...

I wear thigh highs to combat this. They have an elastic band so they stay up @ !

->@fairlyoddmother ,2/7/08 8:14 AM
Wow!, I cant believe vomit all down her back. Didnt her husband or any1 in the office tell her ?