Tuesday, November 29, 2005
The Watch Pocket
We have all seen one. Every single pair of jeans seems to have one. But NO ONE needs one.
It's the watch pocket. A tiny little flap of denim right over our left jeans pocket.
Seems odd that they still include these in the design of the jeans. In fact, I can't fathom a time where fancy pocket watches and dungarees would ever have been a match made in heaven.
But they must have been. Some time in the old west cowboys must have got off their horse, spit into a spittoon and looked at their pocket watches.
COWBOY ONE: Time for a spot of tea?
COWBOY TWO: Your jeans don't match your watch. Or your petticoat.
Today, we have little use for the little pocket. Sometimes I throw a few quarters in it, maybe a ticket stub. But I bet few use the pocket for a pocket watch today.
I don't rule out a comeback, though. The pocket continues to be produced. With cell phones getting smaller maybe soon we can fit them into that pocket.
By the way, why do we say cell phone? I thought "cell" was short for cellular. Aren't phones digital now? Why don't we say "digi phone?" Why don't they make Spaghettios with sausage?
So many questions, so many Google results.
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What's in your watch pocket?ReplyDelete
I never knew what that pocket was for before now. What would we do without you Sweetie and your bunch of junk?ReplyDelete
I don't put anything in that pocket because I can never get it out again. I guess that's why pocket watches had those chains on them.
So remember, a watched pocket never... um.. something something.
I keep my lighter in there. I do have some jeans without em and it seems odd.ReplyDelete
I keep my picture of Secretary of State Victor Anthony in that pocket.ReplyDelete
Hey! So do I!ReplyDelete
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