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Comfy Pants

Comfy Pants

April 29, 2019 3:25 pmComments are Disabled

There are few things in life that give me more pleasure than one of my many pairs of comfy pants. Comfy pants can come in all varieties; swishy, soft, silky, tight, loose. But they all have one thing in common, at least in my case: they are all comfortable, and they are all black. I guess you could say that black is my color.

Comfy pants are Faustian for me. I put them on and I immediately feel like getting on the couch and watching Sunday morning cartoons on Nickelodeon — something I haven’t done in over 20 years. There’s something about comfy pants — it’s not just that they’re comfy. They make me feel safe. I only wear them when I’m “at home” — home being wherever I am sleeping that night, vacations included — so wearing them is homely. They also sap my productivity; the difference between wearing jeans and comfy pants is the difference between ‘WFH’ (work from home) and ‘OOO’ (out of office).

What’s more, all my pairs of comfy pants have been given to me as gifts — mostly from people who are or were at one time very close to me. This isn’t something I think about every time I wear them, but it probably plays into the feeling of homeliness and psychological comfort. Wearing the pants makes me feel loved. And comfy.

Get yourself a pair of comfy pants. You won’t regret it.

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