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.

5 comments:

  1. I never knew what that pocket was for before now. What would we do without you Sweetie and your bunch of junk?

    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.

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  2. I keep my lighter in there. I do have some jeans without em and it seems odd.

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  3. I keep my picture of Secretary of State Victor Anthony in that pocket.

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  4. Victor Anthony11/30/2005

    Hey! So do I!

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