Recycling Time

September 16, 2020 at 10:17 am 33 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 18 September 2020

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Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

 
“Billy, make sure to clean up your drawers. Curbside textile recycling is scheduled in our neighborhood this weekend.”

“OK, Mom.”

Billy started with his underwear collection. Most were suffering from waistband-fatigue. Some had holes that were getting bigger due to neglect and too much scratching while watching TV alone and undisturbed. Sometimes they’d make do when he was desperate, but it was definitely no boost to his self-esteem.

After tossing out the ones that couldn’t be salvaged anymore, Billy had determined he needed a dozen pair of new ones.

But would his mom go for it? That was the question.

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33 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  September 16, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Scratching, huh?

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    • 2. plaridel  |  September 16, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      neil:

      Oppps! πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  September 16, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Waistband fatigue made me laugh! Fun story πŸ™‚

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    • 4. plaridel  |  September 16, 2020 at 5:13 pm

      iain:

      you better believe it. some folks have become so attached to them that they hold onto them for dear life. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. Tannille  |  September 16, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Just scratching that itch… πŸ˜€ Boys will be boys…

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    • 6. plaridel  |  September 17, 2020 at 8:31 am

      tannille:

      that’s funny. can’t say it any better. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 7. Tannille  |  September 20, 2020 at 9:29 pm

        Thanks P!

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        • 8. plaridel  |  September 23, 2020 at 8:12 am

          tannille:

          πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 9. msjadeli  |  September 16, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Lighthearted story this week, Plaridel. I hope his mom doesn’t force him to go commando.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  September 17, 2020 at 8:31 am

      msjadeli:

      i hope so too. he deserves new pairs. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. Sandra  |  September 17, 2020 at 3:13 am

    Needs to stop the scratching. Next thing he’ll be needing spectacles as well as undercrackers.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  September 17, 2020 at 8:31 am

      sandra:

      time for him and his dad to have a man-to-man talk. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. rochellewisoff  |  September 17, 2020 at 4:44 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    It sounds like he might have another problem beside waistband fatigue. πŸ˜‰

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 14. plaridel  |  September 17, 2020 at 8:30 am

      rochelle:

      i wonder what it could be. waistband fatigue is already getting too much to handle with gravity-defying challenges. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. Sue  |  September 17, 2020 at 5:42 am

    Oh dear, breaking in new underwear is the worst πŸ˜‚ Fun read.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  September 17, 2020 at 8:30 am

      sue:

      it goes with the territory. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. Dora  |  September 17, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Mothers can be hard sells, but in this case, I doubt it πŸ™‚

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    • 18. plaridel  |  September 17, 2020 at 8:41 am

      dora:

      he should plead his case and show proof. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. Dale  |  September 17, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Love the waistband fatigue! My husband would keep his underwear until you could see through both sides when hanging on the clothesline (we had high hedges πŸ˜‰ ) Said they were their most comfortable at that point… LOL
    Good luck with getting a new supply, Billy. Mom should understand.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  September 18, 2020 at 12:55 pm

      dale:

      i can vouch that your husband isn’t alone. he’s got lots of company in this regard. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 21. Dale  |  September 18, 2020 at 12:59 pm

        πŸ˜€

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  • 22. Elizabeth Young  |  September 18, 2020 at 12:13 am

    A dozen? That might be pushing it. Perhaps if he put them in the wash more often he wouldn’t need so many. I’m a mother of sons – can you tell?

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    • 23. plaridel  |  September 18, 2020 at 12:55 pm

      liz:

      i hear you loud and clear. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 24. justjoyfulness  |  September 18, 2020 at 1:39 am

    Waistband fatigue is so funny. Fun story this week πŸ™‚

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    • 25. plaridel  |  September 18, 2020 at 12:54 pm

      justjoyfulness:

      you made my day if you think so. thank you for reading and commenting. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 26. Psychic-Medium-Author Ronda Del Boccio  |  September 18, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Waistband fatigue – LOL. FUn story.
    Ronda

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    • 27. plaridel  |  September 18, 2020 at 12:54 pm

      ronda:

      thanks for your comment. it looks like ‘waistband fatigue’ is a winner based on reactions it received. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 28. pennygadd51  |  September 19, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Oh, I really, really hope he put the garments through the wash before putting them in the recycling collection…

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    • 29. plaridel  |  September 23, 2020 at 8:16 am

      penny:

      excellent idea. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 30. draliman  |  September 19, 2020 at 8:21 am

    I reckon if he shows his mum his current underpants she’ll buy him loads of new ones. And a PS5 as well, because she’ll be in such shock she won’t realise what she’s doing.

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    • 31. plaridel  |  September 23, 2020 at 8:15 am

      draliman:

      no doubt about it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 32. Bill  |  September 19, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    “What if you get killed and your underwear is Yucky?” Good one.

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    • 33. plaridel  |  September 23, 2020 at 8:14 am

      bill:

      as mom would always say, always wear something decent when you go out. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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