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Pants malfunction!

This may be the first paranormal event I've ever experienced. Pity it's so dumb, but that makes sense, I guess.

I'm a guy, and for now, I'm still 20-something, so I'm a *bit* of a slob. And I occasionally wear my pants for more than one day. Sometimes, more than three days. In a row.

Most days, when I remember, I wear a belt. And I always thread it the same way--insert pointy end into loop on right hip, wind around waist, so that buckle ends up on right hip, and the point is on the left hip. Zip and fasten. Pretty standard.

This morning, for whatever reason, I picked up my pants--which I'd worn the day before--and the belt buckle was on what would be the left hip, if I was wearing them. I didn't think about it much except "huh, odd." And unbelted the pants, rethreaded the belt, and fastened them.

It felt wrong. I couldn't fasten the belt. It took me another try. This genuinely bizaare feeling, akin to deja vu--this was something I'd done a hundred times, and it felt wrong. I had to stop and think about it. All day, it felt like I was fastening my belt backward, I tried to use the wrong hands even. It was like my pants had been reversed through the fourth dimension, so the belt worked funny. Up to the point where I changed out for shorts.

Chris said, "Yes, like the sensation that the curve of your wallet was inverted." Just an unnatural feeling to the most familiar of actions.

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fletcher
Sep. 16th, 2004 05:27 pm (UTC)
are you left handed by chance?

I ask because I'm right-handed, and I thread my belt exactly opposite from
you.

Mind, there are only really two ways, but still...

spottylogic
Sep. 16th, 2004 05:39 pm (UTC)
No, I'm right-handed, and pretty habitual in my actions.
poppinjaye
Sep. 16th, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)
I'm right handed, and I do it the same way as you, spotmeister.
spottylogic
Sep. 16th, 2004 11:09 pm (UTC)
Spotmeister! :)
poppinjaye
Sep. 17th, 2004 06:10 am (UTC)
What a cute pic/icon! :)
tenar10r
Sep. 17th, 2004 05:27 am (UTC)
Looping through the fourth dimension.
Hahaha!
I went through something akin to what you describe.
All of the doorknobs seemed to be on the wrong edge of the
door so I kept grabbing for doorknobs that were not there.
At the same time all faucets seemed to turn in the opposite
directions; this had me confused for a few days.
spottylogic
Sep. 17th, 2004 06:29 am (UTC)
Re: Looping through the fourth dimension.
Made worse by the fact that the bathroom sink in my room *does* turn the wrong way, now I'll be confused for hours! I'm going to just go and wear pants that don't call for a belt now :)
baktre
Sep. 17th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
It might be a fairy changeling belt. If you go to the other side to get your original belt back, remember not to put on any fey clothing or you can never return.
spottylogic
Sep. 17th, 2004 05:38 pm (UTC)
Define "fey clothing." Does that mean my hoard of velvet is out?
sdocat
Sep. 18th, 2004 09:10 am (UTC)
This sort of phenomenon only happens if there is too much imidiate mass in the local area. Too much gravity is concentrated in one house, and thus a very low level singularity can form, distorting perception and pulling in all hope of tidiness in the future. I would check Laranas room for event horizons. :: nodnod ::
spottylogic
Sep. 19th, 2004 12:02 pm (UTC)
Well, unfortunately I found the pair of pants that had my other belt in it, and apparently I just got the entire incident turned around in my mind. I don't know why. So for two days I was convinced that I threaded my belt the other way. It's a simpler explanation than "belt rotated through fourth dimensional access," but a bit duller :(
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