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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Big Knickers and The Germans

I am watching Telly with Tall Girl tonight, drinking in the last few days of the school holidays and the feeling of seemingly endless time which, inevitably will come to an abrupt end on Monday morning. We watch an advert between programmes for some sort of ladies underwear that 'sucks you in' (no guffawing please!) and we mutually decide that it looks vile and vaguely reminds us of the part in the film Bridget Jones Diary where Hugh Grant starts to undress her and Bridget is embarrassed because she has her 'Big Knickers' on.

"I tried on some big knickers once" I confessed to Tall Girl
"You Weirdo!" She retorts
"Why?" I say, slightly offended "I just wanted to see if they worked and made me look thinner"
"Oh" she said "I thought you just wanted to see if it was nice to wear Big Knickers"!

"No"!

Later....
It becomes an evening where we are all on devices with screens. Tall Girl and I watch  Me and Mrs. Jones on iPlayer, Small Sprog is watching something (goodness knows what but it makes him giggle intermittently - I really hope it's clean) on YouTube and Lovely Man is watching something on the Apple Mac.
"What are you watching?" Small Sprog asks Lovely Man inbetween clips
"Colditz" He replies
"Cold Tits?" Giggles Small Sprog loudly before putting his earphones back in and returning to what-ever-it-is he's been chuckling at.
I am dismayed!

Honestly,sometimes you have to live here to appreciate the fineness of the moment!


9 comments:

Dicky Carter said...

Ah yes... Bridget's big knickers.

Rob-bear said...

Sub, you tell the story so well that the fineness comes through clearly! Good for all of you! And that Sprog of yours!

Irene said...

I am skinny but still wear big knickers for that comfortable and snug fit. I tell myself it is to keep my bladder warm in the cold weather.

Rose said...

I remember that scene from "Bridget Jones" so well--one of my favorite movies! Small Sprog is all boy:)

Carol said...

Yup, those big knickers are pretty hideous...but sometimes a necessary evil!

C x

Looking for Blue Sky said...

It's the modern family thing that sounds so familiar to me: everyone on a separate device, occasional giggles from different corners of the room ...

nick said...

I thought big knickers just meant granny-size knickers. So they can be shapewear as well? I must say, I find any kind of shapewear an instant passion-killer. Even if it does wonders for the wearer's figure.

Liz said...

It was only comparatively recently that I threw out my granny-sized knickers ...

Jenny Woolf said...

Underwear that sucks you in? How disgusting, and pretty scary too, cause I'm wondering where exactly it sucks you INTO