1 September 2011

A man of faint heart will not fare well on these occasions

underwear nervous man by mike hitchenThere comes a time in a man's life when despite all fears, apprehensions and misgivings, he realizes a man's got to do, what a man's got to do. He has to be strong, confident, look the world straight in the eye and march bravely onward - knowing there can be no turning back. A man of faint heart will not fare well on such occasions.

I am talking of course about - buying undies.

It is not the selecting or even the cost that is the problem - oh no, that's the least of his problems. It's that no matter how long he spends sussing out the undies section of a supermarket or department store, or how clear the coast may appear to be, as soon as he starts looking, women will appear from everywhere to do the same!

To make matters worse, I have in the past been targeted by an unsure female shopper holding up a pair of briefs intended for her other half, and asking my advice!

All a man can do on such occasions is wipe the sweat from his brow and beat a hasty retreat to the toy section to look at the Dinky cars, and wait until the coast looks clear again.

Once the briefs, boxers or shorts have been selected, he has to brave the next stage. How come there are always a few males on checkout counters except on the day I buy new undies? You can bet London to a brick, that on that day, every counter will be staffed by females! Heaven help the poor bloke who has to brave and suffer the loud call of, "Price check for Bonds men's briefs please" and then has to stand there patiently, exchanging awkward smiles with the female assistant!

Of course there are men who experience no such fears - men such as me, men undaunted by such a quest. Men who have no hesitation, no qualms about - asking their wives or girlfriends to get them!

Wherever you may be - be safe
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