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The zipper on my favorite jeans broke today. I can't really say that I'm surprised. In fact, I knew this was coming. Two of my friends saw my jeans when I bought them and each decided to get a pair for herself and their zippers broke a long time ago. But it was still thoroughly disappointing to have the one pair of pants that I live in give out on me (think back to your college days... laundry is just a fantasy that always remains a mere inch out of one's grasp.) They were sturdy old jeans that I've had for about three years now, and it is a given fact that it takes about a year to properly break in a pair of jeans. I wore them in so they hung loosely around my hips, but they never fell off. They really were good jeans. They matched everything and looked good with sneakers, boots, and the occasional high heel...and now they are no more. They lie listlessly on my bed fully aware of the fact that their time has come and passed.
If jeans could talk, mine would protest this hienous injustice. After all, it is just a zipper. But today my jeans (and I) learned that zippers really can do much more than zip...they can unzip and then stay that way.
Now I know what you're thinking... I can see it in your eyes. Yes, I just made you sit through a two paragraph lament over broken jeans. And yes, I will just go buy another pair. It may be senseless to do so because the zipper really is faulty, but sometimes a great pair of jeans is really hard to find...even if the zipper is likely to break.
| I adored this piece! It's too cute! :) It's a great tension releaser to read about something that seems like a little thing but is really a big one when you think about it. I'm tall *5'11'' 1/2 on a good day* and it's so hard to find good jeans that are long and feel good at the same time. I honestly didn't mind sitting through this great piece. :) It made me laugh and a little sad because I know exactly what you mean. :) hehe|
|| Posted on 2005-03-27 00:00:00 | by borderlinetears | [ Reply to This ] || i guess you have to be a girl to get this concept of mourning a pair of jeans (shoes, etc), lamenting a zipper that has broken. my jeans' zipper broke last june in a japanese restaurant bathroom stall. a very inconvenient time to die, but i sorrowed all the same. i love this:|
But today my jeans (and I) learned that zippers really can do much more than zip...they can unzip and then stay that way.
It may be senseless to do so because the zipper really is faulty, but sometimes a great pair of jeans is really hard to find...even if the zipper is likely to break.
maybe it's just because i'm thinking about it all the time these days, but i felt that your jeans could be a metaphor for a broken relationship. maybe that's just me. i loved this. quirky but profound.
RIP Mephis's Jeans.
|| Posted on 2005-03-23 00:00:00 | by blueorchids | [ Reply to This ] || So why did your zipper break? I mean were ur jeans dying to come off or was someone willing them to. eh... just something to think about I kno the feeling just this year I lost a good pair due to a very bad rip and although that made them cooler to me, the area in which they were ripped is not one I'd like to show off. Sorry for your loss.|
|| Posted on 2005-03-23 00:00:00 | by Sundance | [ Reply to This ] || Oh wow you're a psychic... lol not really. Ya know, I would ask the jeans what caused the zipper to break. If they have held out for you for so long... why now did they choose to let you down. I never had a problem with jeans, but most of the time when a zipper breack its in a coat. I do the same thing, I ask why. hope that helps, if it even means anything to you at all.||| Posted on 2005-03-23 00:00:00 | by Lareth | [ Reply to This ] || Why not just fix the zipper?|
By the way, out of curiosity, does your zipper bear the name YKK?
(I know that it IS possible to find profound meaning in your "broken jeans," but I would just fix the zipper.
- best wishes on finding a new pair of jeans
|| Posted on 2005-03-23 00:00:00 | by pyrrhic victor | [ Reply to This ] |