Saturday, 28 March 2015

What's funny about that?


Ooh look, another crap photo.

I went into a charity shop and bought this grey, cotton top with a very feminine collar yesterday, thinking to use it as a night-shirt.

When I took it out of the bag at home, H.I. asked me if it had come from the women's rack. I said no, and even so it was XXL - absolutely enormous - and I could not think of any normal woman who it would fit at all. She reminded me of a mutual friend who often wears items like this, so I conceded that it could possibly have been made for the fairer sex.

When I came down in it this morning, it suddenly occurred to me that it was the sort of top favoured by Vulcans like Mr Spock from the old series of Star Trek, and said so to H.I. who then stared at me for a few seconds, trying to imagine me with pointy ears before laughing out loud.

I think my next birthday present is going to be some good prosthetic ears to wear with it. As is so often the case, this present will be for the benefit of the giver, like the train-set from Dad.

29 comments:

  1. You have boldly gone where no man has gone before Tom !!
    Live long and prosper !
    PS: That's the crappiest photo so far ! XXXX

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  2. it looks rather short to be considered a nightshirt. Isn't it going to be a bit draughty around the nether region?

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    1. The only draughts under my duvet emanate from me.

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  3. I am astounded Sir Tom at the idea that any modern man would wear a nightshirt or even pyjamas.

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    1. Yes, but you're a pervert, so your opinion doesn't count.

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    2. Of course I am, but this is my blog after all, and you have barred me from yours.

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  4. I think you should set to and make the ears yourself. They can't be that hard to do.

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    1. All the better to hear you - what's the time, Mrs Woolf?

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  5. Even i wouldnt wear it....
    - and thats sayingsomething

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    1. It's not saying much, and that isn't saying much either.

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  6. Now if you had a wireless mobile phone monopod the photograph would be far more fetching...

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    1. I have a monopod, but I'm not putting a picture of it up here.

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  7. Mmmmh.... speechless for once...

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  8. PS: Reminds me of "Fata Morgana (Original title They Do It With Mirrors)" Agatha Christie's 43rd crime novel.

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  9. Hey, I posted earlier here and it looks like blogger at my comment. Or ignored me. Or something.

    Anyhooo, I said something like "what makes a collar look feminine?"

    I like that shirt, it looks comfortable - I would wear it.

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    1. The collar crosses over and forms a V. I would wear a woman's hat if it looked anything like the hat I have been searching for for years. I am very comfortable in my knickers, if not my skin.

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    2. Ahh I see.
      Have you posted about that that you're looking for? I may have missed it.

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  10. Scotty, beam me up and for God's sake keep Stephenson out of the shoppes.

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  11. Blue for boys, pink for girls. I think you're OK.

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  12. Hello Tom, I think I recognise that top, I took it to British Heart foundation last week. Just kidding. I have bought some decent stuff from the local charity shops. If its for night wear does it matter as long as you like it and it does the job.

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  13. When I saw that you had replied to my 'deer' blog post I just knew you were going to suggest eating it!!

    As for that T shirt - words fail me. And as for Anna's comment about it not mattering if it is nightwear - what has happened to the age of romance - even if the light is out.

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    1. I've only just found your comments, Weave.

      The age of romance lives under my shirt.

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