a burning question
February 17, 2009
So I had a couple brothers and their families up to the house on Sunday to sled and stuff, and we were sitting around the table, just yacking. And I don’t know how we got onto this topic, but the topic is this:
When you go to the bathroom, and you just have to go, um, number 1, do you totally unbuckle, or just unzip and use the fly?
I have to admit, I am shocked that anybody who isn’t restricted by a button fly would ever unbuckle. My friend Rick unbuckles, but he also plum bobs when he’s done. That is, he has to re-tuck, align his belt, zipper, shirt buttons, the whole deal. It’s just his way.
But if you’re NOT Rick, really, WHY are you doing the total unbuckle? Why?
Turns out, the men (my brothers and me) are quite evenly divided on this issue. I’m puzzled.
On the other hand, we also discussed what happens when you go to the bathroom, and you’re just wearing underwear (I presume that this only happens at home). Do you use the fly, or pull down from the top? Off the top of my head, and partly as a residual reflex from my argument in favor of using the fly instead of the unbuckle, I immediately declared that I use the fly, even if I’m just standing there in my underwear.
And since I was at home, and was, in fact, just in my underwear, I went to the bathroom, as a test.
Turns out, in the “just in my underwear” case, I do the pull-down.
But still. That’s NOT an unbuckle, it’s a pull-down. This is no excuse to do the total unbuckle. Button Flies notwithstanding, God gave us a fly so that we might AVOID the unbuckle.
Let’s go to the phones–I need to know. Fly or unbuckle?