Friday, August 23, 2013

What Happens When My Pants Rip (No, Really!)?

We all have panicked emergency moments in public…in which something unthinkable but not impossible happens…those extreme, desperate moments that have you scrambling for your next move…The “What if THIS happens?” moments.

We’re here to help! We’ll launch our first installment with a bang…

WHAT DO I DO…if I split my pants in public?

This really does happen! We have personal knowledge of accompanying a supervisor around very closely to shield unraveling stitches in the seat. Awkward, yes—but better than others noticing. If your pants split and you are lucky enough to get someone to “have your back,” go for it!

If you don’t have that option, cover the rip best you can with a purse, bookbag, backpack, or other bag.

Of course you want to solve this problem as quickly as possible, but sometimes you can’t get home right away. We say: confidently ask for help. More often than you think, clerks, sales associates, waitresses or others working around you carry a sewing kit. You can say: “I need to borrow a sewing kit; do you have one?” You don’t have to say why you need the kit. Good customer service people will understand and help.

Also—might be a good idea to carry a small sewing kit yourself!

Stay tuned for our next What If!

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