SO EMBARRASSING. Stuck. In my skirt.

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.

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  • Mo replied 4 years ago

    OMG where do I get a 'feel better puppy'?!  I got stuck in a sports bra just trying to get it on yesterday.  Had to have the BF help me.  I thought . . . this is a no go.  If I can't even get it on, what happens after I sweat buckets and then try and get it off??

  • lyn* replied 4 years ago

    I hope you have an emergency cutting tool to free yourself Mo! :)

    Have a feel better puppy (puppies) too!

  • Missey replied 4 years ago

    Hilarious story!  I honestly couldn't figure out why you would take off a skirt to use the bathroom.  Thank god for hemostats!  And the pup?  Too cute!

  • Gigi replied 4 years ago

    Great save, Lyn! I'm glad you can get another skirt. But how annoying! Maybe you need to keep an emergency cardigan at work to tie around your waist in case this happens again...yikes.

  • cciele replied 4 years ago

    You are quite resourceful Lyn! And that's cool of ModCloth :)

  • Debora replied 4 years ago

    Sounds like you performed emergency surgery on your skirt. Brilliant girl!

  • Aida replied 4 years ago

    Whew, good thing you had the hemostat AND the white coat! Very well written story, may I add ^^ I'm glad ModCloth appreciated the hilarity of the situation and is sending you one that hopefully won't need to be clamped shut.

    (OK but the puppies are ridiculously cute. Who thinks up a corgie sled??)

  • viva replied 4 years ago

    I'm so glad it all ended well. I really admire your Ms-FIxit attitude and Modcloth's great service. Happy puppy, happy Lyn. :)

  • Aubergine replied 4 years ago

    Oy. At least you told it hilariously!

    And your professional accoutrements really helped out. If something like that happened to me, I'd be completely screwed.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Oh no. But you are resourceful - and I love the puppy. xo

  • UmmLila replied 4 years ago

    Maybe you should be doing a residency in surgery so you'll be all set for emergency stitching!

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Ohmigosh, puppy is so cute!

    But ok, now that is a hilarious mishap. And thus the safety pins I always have stashed in my car...

  • ManidipaM replied 4 years ago

    I know now why mom always kept safety pins on her bracelet.

    Gah! You make it sounds funny but must have been so stressful! Damn... Good on AModcloth though.

  • replied 4 years ago

    That is why I always carry duct tape!

  • Susie replied 4 years ago

    I'm still giggling and scratching my head at your thinking you needed to take your skirt off to pee!

  • Kristin L replied 4 years ago

    That has to be one of the most creative uses of a hemostat in a hospital. And yay for Modcloth sending you a replacement!

  • Karie replied 4 years ago

    Your story is too funny! When I started reading it, my first thought was, "Why does she need to take a skirt off to pee?" Then I thought maybe it was super body con or something! And yea for Mod Cloth replacing the skirt!

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    :) no photos of the hemostat clamped skirt?

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Wow - the skirt doctor: performing emergency surgery on her own skirt!

  • MsMary replied 4 years ago

    Yay!!  The Oops Bunny is proud of you for making the best of a... delicate situation!  ;)

  • deb replied 4 years ago

    Too funny!

  • jackiec replied 4 years ago

    Hilarious! You are resourceful. Cute puppy :)

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Fun story. You can't make these things up!

  • cciele replied 4 years ago

    Lil Bub says Good Job!

    (FYI, this is an actual signed photo I got from a Lil Bub meet and greet, just altered a bit for Lyn :) )

  • Aziraphale replied 4 years ago

    HAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! Brilliant. Thanks for the laugh!

  • Day Vies replied 4 years ago

    Sorry about the skirt but the puppy is SO darn cute! At least you get a new one ;-)

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