Thursday, 31 July 2008

Holding up your tracksuit pants with a piece of string

It's a brilliant solution! I don't know why I didn't think of it years ago. The elastic or whatever has gone in at least two pairs of my tracksuit pants, but it has always seemed a shame to throw them out. So I haven't, which means they keep slipping down whenever I wear them.

Anyway, if you are faced with this problem, what you do is grab enough of the waistband in your hand to make it tight around your middle.

Then you get your average bit of kitchen twine, maybe about 30 cm, less if you're thrifty and efficient, and tie it in a loop around the base of the bunch that you have in your hand. Just a normal knot that you use for tying your shoelaces, nothing fancy, and your tracky dackies will stay up for the entire evening and still be in place when you wake up in the morning.

7 comments:

Lucy C said...

Oh Gordon.
What would I do without your infinite wisdom?

rd said...

Sounds llke a good idea to me

Michael K said...

Gordon, will you stop filling my head with visions of you as a blogging homeless wino...

Gordon Cheng said...

Mike, the hardest part is when the charge on the laptop runs out. They've tightened up the door security at the State Library of NSW.

Dave Lankshear said...

But the real question is will this help prevent Jaywalking?

The Pook said...

The Pook hums tunelessly the theme to the Beverley Hillbillies...

Listen to my story 'bout a man named Cheng, poor bible teacher only had a piece of string. Then one day he was pulling up his pants, when he tied them up so they got a second chance... reprieved that is, from the clothing bin, tracky dax... the Chengerly hillbilly!

It's people like you wot cause undress!

Dave Lankshear said...

Ha! Excellent!