My friend, Debbie, will sometimes write to me and tell me that she’s had a pants day. Or if I tell her something that went wrong in my life, Debbie will furrow her brow and say, “well that’s pants!”
For my American friends — and for other readers who aren’t familiar with British slang, you can guess what “pants” means in this context.
I’m going to start using it.
I had a pants week last week. And I really did!
It took a few days for me to come out of depressed, anxiety mode and what I discovered is what I’ve always known: That working often brings me around to a more relaxed state. It’s difficult to settle my mind into a place of concentration but once I manage it, I walk away feeling much lighter and more willing to surrender to whatever the day brings and ready to face whatever life may bring next.
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Great slogan! Just think what could be accomplished if we all wore our positive pants every day, even if only for a short while. Then on especially tiring days, we could slip into our positive jammies early.
You americans have got English all wrong ago. I once was terribly excited by the rule in some American school that “Girls must not wear pants” only to find out that “pants” did not apply to underwear. A pants day that was.
Or my personal favourite… living in the UK for only about two months, I said to the taxi driver, “can you turn the heat up? I’m not wearing pants…” Meaning, I was in a dress.