Monday, October 18, 2010

Granny Panties!


Image from www.notreadyforgrannypanties.com

 I heard the term "Granny Panties" a week or two ago and it just about sent coffee through my nose.  I don't know who invents these names that are such a great description of the product, but hands down this is one of the funniest.   Although an old term, it's one I hadn't heard in years and with the market full of thongs, boy shorts, g-string, bikinis and french cut, I hadn't expect to hear it again.

 
A few days later I was reminded of the term when I opened a new package of underwear.  The model on the cover sexily showed off what looked like a mid-rise version of a bikini that had the potential to work well under a few garments in my closet.  Tiny elastic and very silky smooth, I thought they would be the perfect invisible undergarment. BUT, as I skinnied into that first pair they just kept on rising like a high tide.  Up and up they came until they reached about 2 inches about my waistline.  Add in small leg holes and you get the picture.  Although they were not cotton - all I could think was GRANNY PANTIES and collapsed on the bed in a fit of laughter.  At least one family member knocked on the door to make sure if I was okay.
 
Now the question becomes - what to do with these since the package is now open and one pair has been tried on?  Maybe donate them to a new mom to put on her baby over unattractive baby diapers - Baby Panties.  "Honestly, really, truly - I bought them in the infant department."  Other suggestions for where to use these abominations - Tweeny Panties, Manly Panties, and from here it continues on down into humour probably best not shared in public.  All I can say is - they had to be kidding me, right?!

Whoever designed and test marketed these panties should be strung up and shot as there's not a woman I know that would be caught dead in them.  Or better yet, they should be made to wear them in public.

Note - Image from the Not Ready for Granny Panties website, yup there is such at thing.


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