So, I’m wearing these new pants today. My sisters and I call them the “Bad Idea Pants,” even though I’ve actually gotten tons of compliments on them.
Because, see, they’re like a large black and white houndstooth pattern. And I have this ass, see. Patterned pants and my ass generally don’t mix. My ass always wins.
Besides, they were $10 at Target and they were super funky, so I was like if I buy them and my most trusted friends and family say they look bad, then I’ve only lost ten bucks.
So. I test-drove them twice, with my most trusted friends and family – my mother, my sisters, and my friend Alex. These are people who would interrupt one another to be the first to tell me if I looked bad in something. In fact, they’ve told me I look awful in some perfectly normal clothes before. So I crossed my fingers, and I tried them on, and I said, “Tell me honestly. How do I look in these pants?” And every time, they said things like “Suprisingly, they look really good.” I think it’s because they aren’t stretchy pants. They’re lined, made of a good structured fabric, and a nice winter weight.
So finally today I got the guts to wear them to work, with a simple black sweater. And to my surprise, I really have gotten compliments!
And not like “those are…interesting” compliments, but like “those kick ass! where did you get them?” compliments.
Maybe everyone’s lying to save my feelings, but it seems like they’re a big hit. So I guess I’ll keep wearing them.
Oh, hey, how come everyone in the free world got The Da Vinci Code for Christmas and is currently reading it – EXCEPT ME? Hmm?