My coworker’s family (husband and toddler daughter) came to meet her at work, and they went to a movie together. After the movie, they were going to stop at one of the nicer restaurants in the mall and have dinner. But she discovered that the cupholder at the theater had torn her skirt. It was one of those L-shaped tears, high up on her hip, under the hem of her sweater, about 1.5-2 inches on each side. It was a black skirt, and underneath she was wearing black tights, and possibly even a slip…there was no bare skin being exposed. And as I said, the hem of her sweater covered the tear. From where I was standing when she showed me, I couldn’t really see it.
She was upset (the skirt was brand new) and told her husband they had to leave and go home right then. I commented that since the tear was covered, they were going to a fairly dark restaurant and would be sitting in a booth (and she was wearing a coat!) that I thought she could get away with eating dinner out and no one would notice the tear. She shot me a look that implied I had asked her to eat dinner bucked naked, and again insisted that they cancel their plans and just head for home. I felt bad for her husband and daughter, who were hungry and had been looking forward to dinner out.
So would you have bolted for home over a small tear in your clothes no one could see? Or would you have just tugged your sweater down and sat with that hip on the inside of the booth?
I have a feeling we will be discussing this at work today!