I went shopping last night, which (with the exception of book stores, music stores, and stores like Spencer's or Natural Wonders - stores with lots of random cool or eye-catching stuff) usually entails me traipsing along behind whoever is *actually* shopping. I don't mind, as long as it doesn't take *too* long - I'm usually there for the company. That was the case last night, and langs_place was there - fairly focused on finding slipcovers for her naughty bits, but there. That however, didn't stop me from making snarky comments about the underwear - I'm very much a cotton-undies-and-sports-bra kind of gal. All that frou-frou stuff makes me want to laugh, and be snide - which brings me back to last night.
So, I saw this bra, and the fabric... oh, my. It was white with a fairly large (certainly large for a pattern on a bra!) floral pattern. I'm thinking curtains, sheets, bedspreads, towels from the 70s - I've been trying to find a picture of something like it but am not having any success! Anyway, it was very furniturey.
So, I picked this bra up, showed it to my active shopper, and said, "Check this one out!" and in a come-on voice I said, "Wanna play couch and potato?" I thought it was hilarious; she thought it was funny (so far as I could tell). But then I later told it to Phillip, and he just did not get it. I gave up after trying to explain three times (this in spite of the adage about explaining jokes!).
I told Mike and the bum, and they both got it, so I'm thinking I just was explaining so badly that I ruined it for the boy. Then again, I expected him to get it, so I was unprepared to explain it. Ah! I can now forgive myself for my act of joke murder! !