Tuesday, September 23, 2008

changin' things

Every once in a while you've gotta set things straight.  It's time for a change.

For decades, maybe even several score, people have viewed having your zipper down as an embarrassing moment.  I've heard it used several times in story form as the source of great red facedness. 

No more.

It's now ok.  Oh sure, we're not going to encourage it.  I'm just saying it's not a big deal.  If you happen to have your zipper down, I say you should just pull it back up and move on.  Who are you hurting?

I'm not talking about exposed flesh here.  That's crazy talk.  I'm talking about the back liner deal of your zipper or even possibly your under skivies.  We're looking at cotton material.  It's ok.

Now if you're riding without a saddle - that's another situation.  In that case people should point and laugh.  I'm not talking about THOSE people.

In most cases - it's just a zipper.  Ever notice that every zipper was made by YKK?   


  1. That's great. Is it still embarassing to forget to pull your pants up after using the bathroom, or does this dispensation only extend to zippers?
    How's Parker? I gave your phone number out yesterday to some guy from Dayton. I hope you don't mind.

  2. Not every zipper...

    I own a zipper that Ben Wygant carved for me out of muskrat bone.

  3. I can't tell you how many times I catch my zipper down. What I love is people's reactions, which typically fall into one of two camps:

    1. some will say, "hey your zipper is down," or gesture in a way that indicates such.

    2. others (usually women you are not close to), will almost break there neck to not look down. You figure out later why their non-verbals were so strange.

  4. I leave my zipper down on purpose. The ladies (and Sharp) LOVE it.

  5. Only when you are talking about the zipper on your one-piece, zip-up-the-leg, PeeJays.