and on the seventh day…


if you’re like many of us who grew up in the 60s-70s

you’ll no doubt remember the popular ‘days of the week’ underwear sets

i loved the colors, the names,

the sense of knowing what day it was

without having to be burdened with a real calendar

yet i always wondered one thing about them –

why no ‘sunday’ pair?

what was the possible reason for this?

would god be mad if we wore underwear on sunday?

wouldn’t he be even madder if we didn’t?

i knew my catechism nuns wouldn’t have the answers.

i was left wondering.

 in the following scene from ‘when harry met sally’

sally explained the reason behind her latest breakup. great minds…..

HARRY: So how come you broke up with Sheldon?…SALLY: Well, if you must know, it’s because he was very jealous and I had these days of the week underpants.HARRY: [Makes buzzer sound]. I’m sorry. I need a judge’s ruling on this. Days of the week underpants?SALLY: Yes. They had the days of the week on them and I thought they were sort of funny. And then one day Sheldon says to me, “You never wear Sunday.” He’s all suspicious, “Where was Sunday? Where had I left Sunday?” And I told him and he didn’t believe me.HARRY: What? SALLY: They don’t make Sunday.HARRY: Why not?SALLY: Because of God.

“this is sunday, and the question arises, what’ll I start tomorrow?

-kurt vonnegut




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58 responses »

  1. What funny Harry/Sally dialogue – forgotten about that one. You have reminded me of my favorite (rather sexy, silky) undies in college. Days of the week (in cursive). I think Saturday was hot pink, but yes, now that I think about it…. no Sunday! 🙂

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  2. How funny. If I knew HOW I’d send you a whacky postcard I bought once in England, with all the ladies’ undies for every day of the week and tellingly, there was a Sunday one – but not in the way you’d expect!!!!

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  3. I’ve never had day-of-the-week undies. Seems like a ton of pressure to get the right ones on the right day! But that’s not the reason I haven’t.

    1. It would become cumbersome (and perhaps unlawful) to consult my boxers every time I forgot what day it was

    2. I could use some that just say “2019” so I know what to write on my checks.

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  4. I forgot about these! I just got a pair of Underoos and I’m so excited, but now I have to find some days of the week underpants. I would, of course, purposely make it a point to wear the wrong days. Very strange about Sunday. Maybe we are supposed to stay in bed? I can go for that.

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