The author, sheepishly looking at his paint-stained jeans (and wearing his unstained new pair).
The author, sheepishly looking at his paint-stained jeans (and wearing his unstained new pair). (Photo: Zach Karpinski)

Bad idea jeans

Do you ever have one of those moments when you do something pretty stupid, only to realize it an hour later? It happened to me this morning, when I reached into a dark closet to grab a pair of jeans to wear to work (yeah, we're casual here at OnMilwaukee.com when we don't have any meetings lined up).

In my post-shower, pre-coffee haze that envelops the first 20 minutes of every morning, I didn't bother to look at the jeans, noticing only that they were blue and without holes.

Only when I rolled into work and took my phone out of my pocket did I realize that said jeans were covered in old paint, various hues of white primer and other shades that grace my walls.

Yes, I wore painting pants to work.

It sort of makes me wonder how I manage to shave without cutting myself, drive without careening off the Hoan Bridge or occasionally (OK, rarely) properly iron a shirt before 9 a.m. I'm used to being a groggy zombie in the morning, but this was even sillier than the time I showed up to the office with my shirt inside out.

Did I mention I turn 34 in three weeks?

Fortunately, I've been thinking I needed a new pair of jeans, anyway, so I patiently waited until Urban Outfitters opened, walked down the street and treated myself to a new pair of Levi's -- which, while a step up from my normal Target, The Gap or Old Navy models, didn't set me back too far. Problem solved by 11 a.m.

And had I not just blogged about it, no one might have noticed. 

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swami says | May 9, 2008 at 9:08 a.m. (report)

Maybe you can find a new pair in the WOOTOFF!!!

LOL. happy wooting

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Milly | May 8, 2008 at 3:53 p.m. (report)

This is hilarious. It reminds me a little of The Office episode when Michael Scott wore a woman's suit to work.

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T15 | May 8, 2008 at 3:34 p.m. (report)

Monica Lewinsky?

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brunocarlson | May 8, 2008 at 3:22 p.m. (report)

35104 Too funny, welcome to the club. Try walking around with your tie tucked into your pants or zipped in your fly. Always makes a great conversation piece at work.

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