It’s early in the morning. I have one thing on my mind: getting to work on time. I’m the type of person to have my work attire ironed and ready to go in the morning. Okay, I’m a little OCD, which generally works well in most areas of life (except for home, where the C stands for compromise). I grab my bag and rush out the door still wrestling with my shoe as it struggles to wrap around my foot. As I canter down the apartment block hallway to the elevator I notice an itch in a place I really don’t want to get one.
It’s this damn bra. I honestly thought I was investing in something decent and comfy when I bought it. I never go cheapskate on my boobs, they’re worth it! The last thing I expected when I bought this number was that it was going to itch. I am really irritated, it’s first thing in the morning and I really don’t need this discomfort. I travel an hour to the office each day. No matter how discrete I try to be, sticking my fingers all over my boobs, pinching, pulling and snapping the bra into ‘place’ cannot be done without notice. I pretend to be really into my music as I get some odd looks from men… I want to tell them I’m NOT feeling myself up. Hell, I wouldn’t expect them to believe me for a second as my fingers creep up under the wire!
My colleagues know something is up as soon as I arrive. Which brings something to mind… maybe it is an itchy bra that makes our boss such a cow some days!
All my de-itching efforts are to no avail, except to make me look like some kind of self fondling ape. I endure my day irritable, itchy and scratchy. The bra comes off as soon as I get home. I’d rather be braless than endure such discomfort. I feel ripped off. When I buy my bras I take into consideration:
- Aesthetic qualities
But I have come to realise, go wrong on one of these, and the bra becomes useless. Well, another one bites the dust. Into the clothing bin it goes.
But what I desperately want to know is: how does one avoid an itchy and scratchy bra?
Philippa Morton is a journalist, restaurant critic and entertainment writer living in London. Her portfolio expands to dating and relationships http://breakupwithbrilliance.wordpress.com/ and education. Follow her on twitter @philippamorton