I tried to take off my skirt today to pee, but it was stuck. Uh oh.
I had hoped there was fabric caught in the teeth of the zipper. I flipped it over and looked: nope. I hoped that pulling the zipper up would work. Nope. Down? Nope.
Luckily, I have a set of miniature scissor-pliers (hemostat) in my white coat, and I used those to pull on the skirt. THE ZIPPER RIPPED. OPEN. THERE WAS NO CLOSING IT.
I realized at this point that I didn't have to take off the skirt to pee but now it was too late. How can I get through the rest of the work day with a skirt with a hole in it where the zipper was supposed to be? I used the hemostat to clamp the hole shut, and let it dangling on the inside. I turned the rip under the white coat so it wouldn't show.
For the rest of the afternoon, I had a pair of scissor-pliers thumping against my leg, but I made it home and all is well.
Luckily, I told my story to ModCloth and they thought it was hilarious and will be sending me a free replacement. Yay! Puppy to make you feel better.