This seemingly innocent dress has a notoriously sticky zipper.
Come on, I'm sure someone out there shares my dilemma--getting dressed all by yourself is really hard! Be honest. Oh sure, jeans and a t-shirt, that's not too difficult. But a dress with a sticky zipper on the back? Those are tricky!
When I was growing up, I always shared a room with my sister, and therefore always had a dressing companion when needed. Then, I lived with my grandparents for a short time, and that was when I had to tackle the problem of getting dressed on my own. Once, I was going to wear a sari to a special event. It had a tightly fitting silk sari blouse that had hook and eye closures in the back. There was absolutely no way I was going to be able to get it on. So I gave up and wore a black t-shirt under my sari instead of the matching blouse. Now that I'm married, Angel's in charge of fulfilling all, "Will you please zip this up?" requests.
It's not just about the physical impossibility of putting certain articles of clothing on, either. We also need an extra pair of eyes to check our outfits. "Hey, your bow is crooked." "The pattern on the left leg of your tights is all twisted." "Umm, you left the size sticker on those jeans.""Your shirt is on inside out." That kind of stuff. Angel often works weekends, so I get dressed and go to church all by myself. A few weeks ago, I found, to my horror, during the time of worship, that I'd neglected to zip the side zipper of my dress. I tried to zip up my dress as subtly as it is possible to zip up one's dress in the middle of a crowded church during worship. That was bad. Pretty bad.
I left church that Sunday feeling extra grateful for my husband. Even if he's not always around to make sure I'm decently dressed, he does a good job of it when he's there!
Do you have any stories of embarrassing situations that getting dressed alone has led you into?