Knickers? The short hairs

I’m taking part in 30 Days of Writing, started by Nicky and Mike of We Work For Cheese. For a list of who’s taking part just visit their blog and check the list of links at the bottom.

Today’s prompt is ‘The short hairs’

We drove up to a beauty spot, in our niece and hubby’s camper-van, to have lunch. We chose a high point in Yorkshire, where you can see the beautiful countryside for miles and miles.  It was another sunny day, but when we got to the top the wind was fierce!  Well you can’t be up that high and not expect some wind.


We had packed some sausages, fried onions and various sauces and it wasn’t long before we were tucking into delicious sausage rolls and drinking tea.

We noticed an ice cream van and we questioned who would eat ice cream in this cold wind.  We didn’t need to wait long before we saw just who would.  I wanted to take a photograph but without getting out of the camper, pointing the camera directly at her and probably getting pulverised, it was impossible. You’ll just have to do with my artists impression.

She was not the most glamorous of women, well she wasn’t remotely glamorous if I’m honest. She had a little boy of about eleven with her.  Poor boy surely must have been embarrassed, to say the least.  She had a very full, very short miniskirt on and was standing facing us.  The skirt was blowing up and exposing her black knickers and we were laughing at the fact that she wasn’t too bothered about showing her, less that glamorous legs (and her knickers) to us all.

She turned around and we were stunned.  She wasn’t showing her knickers at all.  She wasn’t wearing any!  She didn’t even try to hold her skirt down!

Did we have a laugh that day?  You bet we did!


  • Oh. My. God.

  • Ron

    “She wasn’t showing her knickers at all.  She wasn’t wearing any!  She didn’t even try to hold her skirt down!”

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha! OMG Babs, that made me HOWL!!!!!

    What a faaaaabulous post!

    And your graphic is HILARIOUS! GREAT visual!!! It’s PERFECT! You are too funny!

    Thanks for the awesome morning laugh, my friend! I just spewed my coffee!


    P.S. that first photo is gorgeous!

    • It made us howl too, even though we had to be a bit discreet about it, while she was standing so close to us. Pity she didn’t feel the same eh? ha ha ha!

  • I cannot imagine such a thing – and with her son – poor kid.  That is a great drawing of what should have been an embarrassing moment.

    • I know! Although we had a good laugh over it, we did feel terrible for her son. How could she?

  • IF it were me and my sister, we would have laughed out loud AND pointed! What a story!!!

    • I’ve just left your blog, saying much the same ha ha!

      We would have, but she was a big girl and may well have beaten us up!

  • I’ve had that happen to me.  Not me without undies, but someone else.  It was gross to say the least.

    Have a terrific day.  🙂

    • Gross indeed! I don’t understand how they can go without!

  • Oh My Word!  That is a fantastic rendering of that funny woman.  Black knickers, huh?  LOL!  Hysterical Babs!

    • We were in shocked disbelief for a while, I can tell you. Imagine sitting in a seat she’s just got up from – a bit like the kitchen sink saga!

      •  In the Castro District of San Francisco, a number of people are going around naked since it’s not against the law.  They sit and drink coffee at outdoor cafes, etc.  There has been a push to make them all carry a “towel” for sanitary reasons.  Holy moley, no wonder the rest of the country laughs at the “Left Coast”.

        • Oh my word! I think that is disgusting! There are some really weird people in this world.

  • Tami Von Zalez

    That there is what you call an ice cream commando.

    • Well, I wished she hadn’t gone commando. It was enough to put you off your ice cream 😉

  • I think you could have posted this the day we had the “magic carpet” prompt!

    • Ha ha ha ha! There goes that ‘man think’ again.

  • Holy …. seriously? Yikes!

  • Eric and Flynn

    LOL! I remember that first time around, (how could I forget) and it is still just as hilarious!

  • Oh my word, Babs! This is too damn funny! AHAHAHhHAHhaHAHhaHAHahHAhHAHahha

  • Nicky

    I. Am. Speechless.

  • Ivanhoe

    OMG! Wouldn’t that be long hairs? Hahahahaha! Some people are just fearless. Or they do not care.
    Hugs from Ohio,

  • If I were God…

    Congratulations, you’re the only one -other than me- who actually wrote about THE short hairs! Everyone else (so far at least) has been ducking & dodging with cop-out generic hair posts. I hope Nicky penalized ’em!

    • Yes, you’re right. WE should expect a few extra points for this eh?

  • Are you sure you weren’t in a Wal-Mart parking lot? 😉

    Ha! Fun post!

    • I’ve seen pics of people in Walmart parking lots. If we had a Walmart, she would definitely belong there 🙂

  • mike

    And with her son there? I think I’ll just re-iterate what everyone else has been saying:


    • The sad thing was, her son didn’t appear to be bothered by it. I wonder what else he sees around their home.

  • Now thats a rather “cheeky” story 😉