Meet My Husband–Mr. How Not To Wear

Posted by houndrat on Sunday Aug 17, 2008 Under family life, husbands, Uncategorized

I wasn’t going to say anything. I really wasn’t. But the more I think about it, the more I’m just so completely dumbfounded by the absolute retardedness of it all that I can’t possibly keep quiet.

So Friday afternoon I get an email from my husband at work. Here’s the email:

Subject: Damn, My Shirt has been Inside Out ALL DAY!
I was just in a meeting and someone asked me if my shirt was on inside out. I said, “NO!” Of course, then I looked at the buttons and they were inside my shirt? and there were threads hanging all over….Arghh…

That alone is beyond my comprehension. How does a grown man reach the ripe age of 37 without knowing a failproof way to tell if his shirt is on correctly?  But it gets better. Because then he shows up at home at 6:45 p.m. on Friday night AND HIS SHIRT IS STILL ON INSIDE OUT!

Me: “Hello there, King of the Dorks. Just out of curiosity–did it ever occur to you at any point throughout the day to put on your shirt correctly? Just for kicks?”

Hubby, eying me quizzically over a mouthful of pasta: “Huh? Shirt? Why?”

One of our more scintillating dinner conversations. But back to the point–it’s not like my husband works at—at—at a place where inside-out shirt wearers work, whatever planet that might be on. He works in a large, professional building, full of lots of professional-looking people. Minus one, of course.

And this isn’t the first time. I remember an occasion ten plus years ago, before we were married. My husband flies in for the weekend to visit. We’re hitting a “trendy” bar in Newport Beach, so en route from the airport we stop by the mall so he can pick up some appropriate clothing. Indeed we have to stop BECAUSE HE FORGET HIS LUGGAGE.? ? ? As in, all of it.? Who does that? The man literally shows up at the airport without a suitcase, without a duffel bag, without anything other than his wallet and the clothes on his back. Which were so not appopriate.

So he puts on his new clothes and then we’re in line at this bar in Newport? and my husband is smiling and chatting with the girls behind us. He then remarks to me, “Oh, the girls out here are so friendly!” Color me thrilled.

About an hour later we’re walking around inside and my best friend suddenly points at hubby’s back and starts laughing and I notice his shirt is on INSIDE OUT with the price tags dangling halfway down his back. And it hits me. The “friendly” girls he’d been talking to in line had giggled and said, “Is that the new style?”

Of course hubby just laughs it off as always, citing his “boyish and amusing”?defense. But now I’m wondering if there’s some kind of latent pathology here. And Stacy and Clinton, where the hell are you when you’re needed?

Stacy and Clinton

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5 Responses to “Meet My Husband–Mr. How Not To Wear”

  1. lorien Says:

    So funny. Larry came home from work the other day with his shirt buttoned up one off (as in there was more tail on one side than the other and less collar). And all I could think of to say was “seriously?”.

  2. Jill Says:

    Maybe he had deodorant pit stains on the “outside” and flipping it would have made it look nasty.

  3. Tim Probst Says:

    Okay, I just laughed so hard that I cried. I can’t tell you how many times Scott showed up at the office in the most interesting clothing. Of course, then there was the toe nail trimming in his office that could be heard throughout our side of the floor. Man, great memories!

  4. houndrat Says:

    Wow. I’ve had the pleasure of being out in public with him when he’s taken his socks and shoes off and started cracking his toes. Like at a restaurant or the movie theater–that’s one way to get me to cut back on the popcorn. But I’ve never seen him do the toenail trimming with an audience before.

    I think that’s an image I really could have done without, thank you very much.

  5. Rob Mathews Says:

    Scott is the Man!
    Anybody who smokes cigars, drinks excessively, and puts on NoFx “Jonny Appleseed” on his wedding night and parties till he passes at has my complete respect.
    I’m wearing my shirt inside out tomorrow.
    keep up the good work Scottie,

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