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Solutions to a broken button

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Big Buckin' agate_monkey, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    So ... hypothetically, let's say the button on your friend's pants breaks off during your his work shift. You He can't get home to change, and you he doesn't have an extra pair of pants in your his car.

    What do you suggest to your friend?
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    You could remind him ot always have a safety pin stashed somewhere.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    MacGyver a paper clip into something that'll hold your his pants together. Poke a hole in the fabric where the button was, then slide part of the clip through it. Then hook the curved end of the clip into the buttonhole.

    Or try duct tape.
  4. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Shit, you'd think in an office setting I could find one of those ... er, he could.
  5. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    I should've asked this question earlier.
  6. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Bobby pin.
  7. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Borrow a page out of the fundraisers' book and send out a mass e-mail for "Pants-free Wednesday. Donate $5 to cancer and you can flaunt the dress code and go without pants."

    Then, put $5 in a jar on your his desk and throw your his pants over your shoulder.

    Either that, or just wander around without your his pants and mutter, "#*&&$!! cutbacks!"

    Where the hell is your his belt, anyway?
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    1) Safety pin
    2) Paper Clip
    3) Athletic tape ... at least it leaves less residue (quote function THAT, folks) than the duct tape MacGyver always carried around.
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Stapler. No staple gun. Stapler.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Swing free and easy
  11. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    And here I thought this was going to be a follow-up to this thread: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/56795/

    Do you have a belt you can just tighten? Maybe untuck the shirt so that if there is any sag, your shirt covers it? Never stand up?
  12. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    A similar suggestion to oggies.

    creole and emrow can vouch for this story.

    Former co-worker (and he was a systems op, so he was a little off to begin with) always claimed that the tight bastards that ran this ship were so cheap on the AC, that in his office he was going to take off his pants and drawers in a unified boycott to turn on the AC.
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