this is the prequel to “How a Rip in My Pants Made Me Human again”

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It is a constant chore through each and every hour of each and every day to maintain the viability and positioning of the buttons on my shirt. The button that bothers me most, probably undeservedly, is the button directly above the zipper on my work slacks. In reality I’ve never had a real disaster concerning this pant button. It is on my mind continually though, during my long hours of work and travel. Theoretically this pant button could present quite a problem should it pop. And I suppose this possibility is the stuff nightmares are made of.

If you saw me walk, yeah, you’d say I put on too much weight. I’m in a constant search for good buys on men’s ‘Big and Tall’ shirts. A good dress shirt hides two or three buttons tailored into the very bottom of the shirt in a discrete manner. But in case of…

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5 thoughts on “On The Subject of Buttons

  1. As well written, enjoyable and humorous as your other buttonology treatise, “On The Subject of Buttons”. Both stories make the ordinary problem of the buttons something extraordinary, therefore, unexpected and original to the readers; they keep us (well, at least, me and I hope many more people) avid to find out what comes next. Your story writing is fresh and agile (don’t know if the latter adjective can be applied to writing styles in the English language, but it is what we would say in Catalan, my native language). The kind of humorous writing of yours slightly reminds me of English writer Tom Sharpe. I remember how I laughed while reading his novel called Wilt (its film adaptation completely pales compared to the book). Your writing also reminds me of another writer, Irish-American teacher and writer Frank McCourt with his novel Teacher Man.

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