It’s like origami with clothes.

3 Dec

Look, I have no idea how to create and insert a poll on here, but if I did, it would ask the following:

  • When you encounter an inside-out shirt, do you turn it right-side out before donning it, or do you use the act of putting it on to turn it right-side out?
  • Follow-up: how would you categorize your gender identity?

I ask because I’m working on a theory, based on Alan’s look of confusion when I started to put on an inside-out shirt last week and reversed it during the act of pulling it over my head.

“Wait!” he cried. “Did you just put that shirt on inside-out?!”

I looked down at it. “No. It’s right-side out now.”

He shook his head, looking baffled. I shrugged and moved on.

But in the days since,  I’ve hatched a theory, which is this: Because most women learn to put a bra on upside down and backwards, we have hyper-developed spatial logic skills, making it easy to take a reversed piece of clothing and use the act of putting it on to set it correct.

What do you think? Am I onto something here, or was Alan just sleepy? Or am I stretching too much in my celebration of #girlpower?

Now seriously, please respond to my poll.

Also: someone actually made a how-to video, though I think most ladies will agree with me that his skill-level is pretty basic. Anyone worth her salt knows that if you lead with your arms, the effect is more magical and the head-hole follows automatically. No awkward fumbling to put the arms on later like he does. Check it out:

4 Responses to “It’s like origami with clothes.”

  1. Alicia December 4, 2019 at 9:12 am #

    I’m with Alan. I turn shirts inside out before putting them on. But then I also put on a bra by basically walking forward into the cups (an arm through each strap) and then reaching behind my back to fasten it. I thought it was Mom’s signature move to put it on around her belly, then spin it 180 degrees and flip the cups and straps upright. Lest you worry, though, I have mastered the woman skill of removing a bra under my shirt and pulling it out one sleeve. So can I stay in the club?

    • Alison December 4, 2019 at 9:45 am #

      How did we turn out so differently?! And yes – I have questions for anyone who isn’t able to whip a bra off without taking their shirt off.

  2. Deb McCusker December 4, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

    I turn shirts inside out before putting them on. Never occurred to me to try the other, but I will now. On another note, when I put pillowcases on long pillows, I turn the case inside out, line it up with the pillow, and then pull it over the pillow. No fighting to get the pillow all the way inside.

    • Alison December 4, 2019 at 4:37 pm #

      Brilliant on the pillowcase… I’ll have to start that!

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