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Thinking Out Of The Boxers (Briefs, Actually) (about Jeffskla)

On one hand, it was embarrassing and trivial; on the other, it was a major turning point in my life. For over 20 years, I dutifully used the fly in my brief underwear to "do my business". I had always found the flap to be a wee-bit (pun unintended) complicated, and especially annoying when in a great hurry. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the cause of some messy accidents, though I honestly don't recall. It wasn't until my early 20's, standing in front of a urinal, that it occurred to me that I could bypass the whole mechanism by pulling down the front of my skivvies just far enough to gain access. It was easier, faster, and surpisingly cleaner (details mercifully omitted). The fact that I could use the bathroom more conveniently should be of little or no consequence to anyone. What is meaningful about this event is that it was the first time I remember thinking outside of the box. I had always been a renegade, dropping out of school and moving far away from my parents, but there was a slew of "normal" behavior that I had never questioned--never knew I could question. Suddenly, nothing and nobody was beyond reproach, and I was truly free (i.e. flappin' in the breeze) for the first time.