Thursday, April 9, 2009

Truly Rotten

How many of us can say we wear our clothing until it is worn out… rotten?

To my surprise I found a shirt in my trash today.  What’s up with that?????  We don’t throw antiques away!!!!

Shirt 001

Jim recycles clothes like others recycle aluminum.  A shirt starts out as Sunday best, then becomes everyday, then becomes weekend knock around, then it has the honor of becoming a farm work shirt.  Surely it has happened before, but I cannot recall ever seeing the final phase before… the trash.   So, I respectfully closed the trash bin and grinned, knowing there is hope for my “can’t get rid of anything” man yet.

18 comments:

sexy41 said...

I tend to wear things out to. But I do then throw them away. LOL

----- Jennifer ----- said...

your blog is feel good

AliceKay said...

Maybe there is hope for Terri, too? He's the same way. The only way old ragged clothes get in the trash can is if I toss them in when he isn't looking. I threatened to do that with a sweatshirt he wore underneath his coveralls yesterday for work. (as soon as warmer weather gets here, out it goes)

Intense Guy said...

I have to admit to doing the same - especially with old boots. I can't bring myself to throw away the oh-so-comfy but hole worn through the sole, the last mile was 200 miles or more ago, boots of mine.

I think I have about a dozen pairs that I've no worn in 4-5 years sitting around in my bedroom.

LadyStyx said...

Must be a guy thing. My hubby's the same way. Drives me up the wall. Usually the minute I get a small hole in anything of mine or a stain that cannot be removed, it gets relegated to my pile of "painting shirts". There's just one shirt I havent parted with. I dunno why...it's a real mess!

ChicagoLady said...

I have pieces of clothing that I have literally worn until they fell apart. More often, they shrink on me (because it can't be MY fault) or I just get tired of them and they get donated.

Tori_z said...

Well, when he learns that it is OK to throw stuff away when it's not useful any more (or at least send it to a recycling centre) can you send him to teach my Dad? I'm sure my Mam would appreciate it. ;)

Punkn said...

Sexy, I'll have to admit uncovering a bulky sweater the other day that I bought when Tessa was in college... 15 years ago! I tried to put it in the Salvation Army pile... Next thing I know I was wearing it!
Jennifer - WELCOME! That is the nicest thing you could have every said. Please come back often.
AK, I'm beginning to think they are all alike. I forgot one of the usual steps Jim's clothes take and that is the rag bag, but this shirt was too rotten for even the rag bag, lol.
Iggy, I can believe that about your boots. As many miles as you put on those boots, I can understand you developing a certain "attachment". Jim has been known to wear boots with holes in the sole too.
Styxie - do you have a ton of paint shirts? LOL I have a blouse I can't part with, too. It is strange that way.
Chicago, what's up with the shrinking clothes thing? I have the same problem! You'd think they'd figure it out,lol.
Tori, I'm certain he'd love to come sort your dad out. I'm afraid the two would just learn each other's bad ways ;)

chupacabra said...

Skipped the greaserag phase?

Karla said...

I've got clothes that I've had since the 80's LOL I'm bad about hating to throw anything away. If I can't wear it anymore because (as chicagolady said they shrunk It surely isn't my fault LOL) I usually give them to goodwill. *sigh* I really need to go through my closet.

MarmiteToasty said...

He could of washed it before he put it out for its final resting place :)

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MarmiteToasty said...

LOL@Chup...... I was thinking..... what, ya cant cut the buttons off for ya buttonbox and then use the rest as a rag :)

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Punkn said...

LOL Chup it was too rotten for the rag bag. Oh, and nice seeing you here.

And Marmie next time I'll send you the buttons... I'm as bad about keepin buttons as he is at not getting rid of clothes. I'm trying to break myself of it. (makes a not to gather all my buttons into one place and take a blog photo)

Wash it!!!!! You are too much!

MarmiteToasty said...

See a button, pick it up, all day long, you'll have good luck... or is it a penny LOL... :)

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MarmiteToasty said...

Hoping thats a biodegradable bin liner :) and why aint you put that paper plate in your recycle bin... dont make me have to come over there lol

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Punkn said...

*hangs my head in shame*
Glad ya didn't see what else was in that trash can Marmie...

Punkn said...

On second thought... maybe I should show you what else is in that trash can. I have an extra bed ready for you when you get here ;)

The Wife O Riley said...

Good for him for letting it go, and as the looks of it, it's about time. :)