The Underwear Index

I had an economics prof. that spent an entire lecture on various forms of, shall we say, odd indexes, linking to the economy.

You are familiar with the skirt index, the higher the hemline, the better the economy. Did you know about the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model index? Why yes, American Blonde’s predict better times ahead. (This year’s model was a blonde Israeli)

Finally, we come to the underwear index. In times of economic prosperity, the sales of men’s underwear are steady, but flat. The sale of men’s underwear drops off sharply in times of recession.

It seems to me the cure for economic doldrums is at hand, within our reach. Everyone, go buy your husband some underwear! Don’t have a husband, buy some for your brother, your boss. After all, it’s patriotic to help the economy.

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15 Responses to The Underwear Index

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Dude, I JUST said to my husband this morning, “do you need to buy new underwear?” as he hunted through the drawers for some, er, drawers (they were all in the laundry basket).

  2. Ya Chun says:

    Yes, I’ll have to go through the drawers, I am sure the Triple S has some of what I like to call Sunday underwear, ya know, Sunday, because they’re ‘holey’.

  3. Bluebird says:

    Love it. I was planning on going shoping for some for myself, if we’re being honest, but if buying him some to is what I can do to help out the economy – gladly!

  4. Martha says:

    Underwear is on my list, survival of the laundry fittest.
    I am so relieved that our 401K is safe now that a blond Sabra is on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Whew, what a relief.

  5. Susan says:

    Excellent idea. I’ll just buy new ones and it will significantly cut down on my laundry!

  6. alicia says:

    haha! awesome! I will help out my getting some more underwear for Keith!

  7. Brown Owl says:

    Good thought Mrs Spit!!!!
    I will go out at lunch and buy six new sets for my son. All grey or black of course! and socks! do socks count?

  8. Heidi says:

    Jenn wears men’s underwear…we will rush right out and purchase more!!

  9. Donna says:

    I bought my husband some for Christmas (great gift… I know) but it still is in the original package in his drawer. Obviously the old ones aren’t quite worn out enough yet.

  10. Peeveme says:

    My Dh’s unders are horrible and he refuses ot buy anything new until he makes some money.

    I also heard that lipstick sales go up in bad economic times. So stop buying lipstick for a while, please!

  11. Seraphim says:

    You may have singlehandedly saved everyone from economic ruin. Who can we tell “in authority’? xxx

  12. Jen says:

    We went out looking for new underwear last weekend, but he couldn’t find any he liked. We’ll renew the search.

  13. Heather says:

    Thanks for your comment. I needed ot hear that.

    BTW, this post was cute. My husband just commented the other day that he needed new underwear…but still hasn’t bought any.

  14. Geohde says:

    Actually myhusband needs undies. He has holes in a lot of his and instead of throwing them out he puts them in the wash. Drives me nuts!


  15. Kami says:

    My husband has been bugging me for ages to buy him some undies. He thinks it is bad luck to buy them for himself.

    I’d better get going.

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