It was his wife's panties or nothing!
A cousin of mine is married to a DIY enthusiast. He was not only a DIY enthusiast but also a music fanatic, with Hi Fi and all sorts of musical equipment.
He had so much equipment that there really was no space in the house for it all, so he decided to improve his loft, so he could transfer all the equipment up there. For those not in the UK, I don't know if you know what a loft is? It's the (usually) sloping space between a pitched roof (we have a lot of rain in the UK, so flat roofs are not helpful) and the ceiling of the top floor. In some houses it is quite low but in others, the space is high enough at the centre, at least, to stand upright. He fitted out his loft, laid a floor up there (it's usually just the supporting joists), improved the electrics and fitted out his man cave with all his HI Fi and musical equipment stuff.
Middle of the Night
A few days after it was completed, in the middle of the night, he and his wife were woken by the smoke alarm. The loft had gone on fire, with all the electrical equipment installed up there! This man slept in the nude and in order to get out of the house, he grabbed his wife's panties to cover his glory! It was those or nothing.
This is posted in humor (humour!) but it could have been very different. Everyone got out safely and the insurance covered the damage but it took me a few weeks to get over the vision of my cousin's husband wearing pink frilly panties and nothing else out in the street!
This post was inspired by http://personapaper.com/article/32775-she-borrowed-my-mothers-panties from mommyjen
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CoralLevang wrote on June 14, 2015, 8:20 AM
What a vision you have created! I can only imagine! Thank you for the smile. :)
DWDavisRSL wrote on June 14, 2015, 8:33 AM
I am glad that everyone got out okay and the insurance will cover the loss. That assuages my guilt at having chuckled at the story.
Kasman wrote on June 14, 2015, 11:24 AM
I prefer black lace myself!
paigea wrote on June 14, 2015, 9:07 PM
lol, thanks for the chuckle. I wonder what my husband would grab if he had to run out of the house. lol
BarbRad wrote on June 15, 2015, 4:53 AM
That must have been quite a sight. I wonder how many of their neighbors were still up to see the show.
scheng1 wrote on June 22, 2015, 8:46 AM
I think his wife will forbid him to do any DIY on electrical matter at home again.