Is there such a thing as an Undie Comet?

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NIKON D70 - 15 sec, f29 at 70mm

On the subject of comets, let me regale you with my story and then you can answer my question.

For years and years (probably 13 or 15 years), when it was bedtime, I'd just get out of my clothes, let them fall to the floor where I stood and then jump in bed. It was easy and simple and no fuss (for me at least). Magically those clothes would then do what they did and ultimately they'd appear back in drawer or closet ready for me to start them again on the magical tour that is my day.

Then a little while back Gabba got all crazy and bought a "laundry hamper/basket" thing that appeared in the corner of the bedroom. For a bit I rebelled and spurned it. Then I realized there was a new bedtime game to play and now I actually look forward to getting undressed at the end of the day.

First the socks come off and rolled into little balls and then thrown across the room. I attempt to do the 2 wall rebound thing by bouncing them off both walls and then into the hamper. They make a well satisfying thud on the wall. Cool.

Next comes the shirt, which is a bit of a lottery. Sometimes it stays in a rolled up ball and flies happily into the basket. Other times it pops open like a parachute and sails in all sorts of directions. I'm particularly happy if I can throw it into the small gap between hamper and wall. That's skill my friend!

My trousers come off and are neatly flopped somewhere so that no creases appear.

Then comes the dilemma part. Not only for me but for you too as this is about where you start to think about me being naked - Wahoo!!!1

I can't decide if I should scrunch up my undies and throw them across the room or walk them over and place them carefully in the laundry basket. If I throw them I have this mental picture of them looking a little like a comment with all sorts of undie related "stuff" coming off them. Kind of like the tail of a comet. Another part of me thinks that's stupid. Any undie related stuff should be well stuck on by the end of the day.

What do you think?

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Posted: Tuesday, 23 January, 2007 20:45

Captured: 2007:01:22 21:11:04

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  • As I'm a single guy, I just drop my clothes on the floor, and they just stay there. Sometimes I pick them up the next morning and put them in the washing machine ready for Saturday, other times I rebel and leave them for a few days. Easy.
    Ken - Tuesday, 23 January, 2007 22:32
  • Given that you are a well known lint producer, I am sure that there would be all sorts of debris falling from the aforementioned undergarments.
    Rik - Wednesday, 24 January, 2007 8:07
  • Rik makes a good point Dave. There is no question that your bed and pillows will be exposed to debris fallout of the scatological kind. I suggest you keep a box of Glad zip lock bags on your side of the bed to enclose your undergarments before launch.
    Daniel - Wednesday, 24 January, 2007 8:17
  • Dan, I think you are the last person to comment about this subject. You being the guy who keeps his toothbrush beside his bed for fear of undie debris.
    Dave - Wednesday, 24 January, 2007 8:36
  • OMG being a processor of undie things for four males and numerous house guests you should all invest in a laundry shute which comets the undie things direct to the laundry......this internal device built into the skeleton of the house is very hygenic and any appendages to undie garments tend to disappear on our house balled up socks are a no no unless you want them washed balled it buttons on cuffs left done up and button down the other end of the shute a pair of tongs is considerate! Cheers guys. PS don't leave you're boxers on the edge of the spa they get sucked up in the filter thingee or hang them on the deck furniture and I'd much prefer to walk them to the laundry but we luv ya all anyways. Comet good last night don't know how car/bike/person/dog/grandma did not go over the edge of Mt Vic.
    Michele - Wednesday, 24 January, 2007 9:03
  • Wow! A Laundry basket and what fun you have before retiring, how exciting. As you throw your clothes willy nilly think of all the dead skin flying a round the room. The photo is fabulous,it looks like the movie "Sin City"
    Nova - Wednesday, 24 January, 2007 15:58
  • Amazing shot!
    Bahar - Wednesday, 24 January, 2007 17:01
  • sweet jesus. just what sort of diabolical remnants does your ass produce? personally, i shower before bedtime. i prefer being cleaner for sleep then for coworkers. the bed sheets stay fresher longer too.
    bon bon - Friday, 26 January, 2007 7:58
  • I would more be wondering how to get that magic of them being strewn across the room and then when you wake in the morning being back in the drawers!
    ROB - Monday, 12 February, 2007 17:50

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