Buttons! Underwear buttons? What were they thinking?
So it goes with many “old” sayings, many of them fail to make sense in today’s world. Most of the sayings, however, I am well acquainted thanks to a very repetitive dad of mine.
…But this one…this one threw me!
I was speaking with my colleague, mostly rambles, I might add, and I had lost my train of thought, yet again.
“Soooo… soo….” I stammered.
“Sew buttons on your underwear!” she chimed in.
“Ummm, what?!” was all I could manage. What a weirdo!
Apparently it’s a thing. And of course, she just had to follow up the conversation two days later by giving me buttons for my underwear. Haha.
She’s a hoot, that one.
I’m still a little baffled by the saying, I must admit. Any ideas?