For those of you out there who have to do your own laundry, I'm sure you understand the simple logic of separating your coloured and whites; the delicate and the whatever. So I was picking my delicate a.k.a. hand-wash-only pieces out of the laundry basket and left whatever unrelated behind. I then saw a huge multi-coloured pile of underwear at the bottom of the basket. These lighter pieces had obviously fell to the bottom everytime when I digged out the bigger pieces to wash.
I stared at them and went, "holy cow, that's darn a lot of undies I have!" These are the worn ones I'm talking about. There are still heaps in my drawer that can at least last me for another week or so (and at least 2 for day). So I started my mental calculation on the number of undies I approximately have in Melbourne home.
A x Y + K = X
I've about 80 pieces!
I used to run out of them when I didn't do my laundry for slightly more than 2 weeks. Say that's 17 days x 2 a day, that's 34. I've gotten two dozens from VS online before and another two dozens from CK in the States so that's 48 + 34 = 82. Sheesh... if my mum knows, she's going to yell at me asking me to give her reasons why one needs so many underwear. Plain laziness. So I don't have to force myself to do the laundry when I run out of them.
I was telling Candyman about the figure over the phone and he was wordless. Then he asked if they are all in good condition. I said I can wear any of them in front of a boy. In fact, both of us do the same test for our undies - Do I feel comfortable wearing these in front of a girl/guy, in terms of its design and age? I always replace the ones that couldn't pass the test with new ones almost right away so I can do my laundry only when I feel like.
Things that one will do/buy in the name of procrastination.