Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Where Do They Come From?
Do you ever see a random pair of knickers, jocks, a single sock (or worse, much worse) on the footpath, the verge or the road and wreck your head with the possibilities?
The back story.
A girlfriend recently recounted a tale of her toddler daughter throwing a brand new coveted Haviana thong out of the car window at an intersection - and her subsequent glamorous retrieval of said thong.
So there's one perfectly plausible reason for rogue, single thongs in tiny sizes on the road.
But what about those undies?
Are people simply disrobing in plain view on the streets around the place?
Has someone left their washing basket in the back of the ute, only to lose some precious (or not so precious) cargo on a speed bump?
Is my sinister-crime-fiction-reading-mind correct and the spot is actually the scene of a terrible assault?
Did some poor child neglect to zip up their swimming bag and unknowingly drop items of clothing from a to b, Hansel and Gretel style?
Did a mighty gust of wind carry them from a nearby washing line, leaving behind empty pegs and a bewildered owner?
Did a couple of those randy teenagers get busy right here on the footpath? (Would explain some of the "much worse" type of roadside souvenirs too.)
The mind boggles.
Therefore, the mind should probably get on with some work.
If you happen to know the backstory that accounts for at least one item out there on the streets - do share and partially put me out of my misery, please.