Daily Life

This woman’s open letter to Peter Alexander will resonate with every highly organised individual

This is just anarchy.

By Amber Manto
Bendigo resident Jessica Vincent has lived out the sort of horror many of us with OCD tendencies have nightmares about. After saving enough money to splash out on 7-day box set of underwear from luxe sleepwear store Peter Alexander which have the days of the week emblazoned across the bum, she was mortified to find the “Monday” pair of knickers was missing and instead she had an extra “Thursday” pair.
^ Every highly organised person in Australia right now.
“As you can see from the attached photo (hereafter to be referred to in all correspondence as Exhibit A), there are two pairs of underwear marked “Thu.” and a complete absence of a Monday-dedicated pair,” Jessica wrote in the hilarious post to the company's Facebook page.
^ The predicament.
“I'm sure there are individuals who would not mind adorning their rear with “Thu.” each Monday; for example the illiterate, or the criminally insane. Since I am neither, I can only assume you are trying to enforce either Commando Mondays or Cardio Workout Thursdays. Whatever your intention, I'm going to have to respectfully decline,” she added before signing off “Yours fretfully”.
The post has since had amassed a whopping 16,000 Facebook reactions and 257 shares – likely from others with OCD tendencies who can understand and appreciate the tough dilemma Jessica is facing. With underwear one of the garments you cannot exchange or refund due to hygiene reasons, Jessica really only has a limited number of options from here. Which way would you go?
Option A) Wear the extra Thursday pair on Monday and feel a deep sense of agitation all day because you know you're living a lie.
Option B) Consider Monday your 'fancy underwear' day and treat yourself a lacy pair reserved only for the start of the week (it's all downhill from there anyways), and discard the extra Thursday pair - out of sight out of mind.
Option C) Pretend Mondays do not exist - Peter Alexander is clearly of this opinion anyways - and simply live your life like it's almost the weekend, in a pair of Thursday undies on Monday. (You may need a therapist's help with this one though.)
Option D) Purchase another set of 7-day undies in order to get the missing Monday. Of course you'll have to discard the two extra Thursdays along with the extra Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday otherwise that part of you that needs structure and balance just won't cope.
Let us know which way you'd go in the poll below.