Function over Fashion – #1LinerWeds

I want to keep this short. Since this Friday is the WATWB and I reblogged a reminder about it yesterday, I’m going to invade your inbox six days in a row. Unless, I combine a bar conversation, Linda’s SoCS prompt and the WATWB in one post – I did that once. Anyway. Today is One-Liner Wednesday and I have a one-liner in my notes that does not require much of a backstory.

Of course, in these days of social isolation, it does require a bit of imagination.

Picture a time when people flew from one city to another. Seriously, they would crowd into airports, snake through TAS lines, bump and nudge their way through the jetway, into the narrow aisles of the plane and cram themselves into 17″(43cm) of uncomfortable seat.

The last time I was on a plane, I was sitting next to a woman who was quite a bit older than me. I couldn’t help but notice that she had her sweater on backwards. I wasn’t going to say anything, but she noticed that I had noticed:

“I’m aware that it’s backwards but it goes on easier this way.”

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.


  1. I used to have a plain T-shirt dress I always wore back to front – it was supposed to have a high neck and a low back, but that’s just not me so wearing it the other way round looked and felt so much better :-)

    Liked by 3 people

  2. LOL – Nice one! That’s great, and fun that you remembered it for a 1-Liner. Ah, yes, the world of travel we’re missing, will it ever be the same again? Or will it be like spring, where once the world is free from a frozen status it blossoms and grows and thrives? I hope so. Happy Wednesday, Dan! PS – I really like the composition of the black cat photo – nice colors and leading lines!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I start my day by moving from the bed to the couch with Maddie. We have to sit for a few minutes, then she has to take me out. Then she waits until it’s time for our walk. Retirement in her view is “the day dad decided to stay home with me.”

      Liked by 2 people

  3. One day I had on a shirt all day long inside out and I didn’t even know it. LOL
    Ohhhhhhh how sweet Spring is, Dan! Your pictures prove that oh yes Spring is most definitely here. MiMi would fit purrfectly in this house as we have more then one tuxedo. Happy Wednesday!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I’m sure some people mistook that for a new style, Amy. You might have been a trendsetter that day ;-)

      MiMi would fit anywhere that has warm comfy places to sleep.

      Yesterday was hard rain and strong winds. I haven’t been out yet to see what’s left of spring.

      I hope your week is going well, Amy. Take care.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. My week is going very well despite the not so good weather. Snow. Yes, you heard me. I am however going for a walk today. Winds yesterday were too much. sigh The winds again this year have been troublesome! You take care too, Dan!

        Liked by 2 people

        1. We didn’t walk today because of the wind. We had windchill in the 20s until about 11:00am. Yesterday, I walked the dog early but then it poured in the afternoon and evening. We had light snow today. The temp is never the problem, but the wind is.

          Liked by 2 people

  4. Hi Dan – how extraordinary that it was obvious … round necked, or V-necked … but as you say she was comfortable … and I wonder how many would have noticed, or dared speak! Looks chilly still … but yes things are getting Spring like … take care – love that cartoon … Hilary

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks Hilary. I would have said anything. She did look comfortable and warm, and having tried to get a jacket on/off in an airplane seat, I know she was right about it being easier.

      It is chilly. 33°f (1°c) and a stiff wind that’s putting the windchill down into the 20s. We haven’t been for our walk yet. I’m holding out for 40 degrees.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. I laughed out loud at the lady and her sweater! In the 50’s, we girls wore our button-down cardigan sweaters backwards! It was all the fad. 🤗

    I’m tired of frozen bird baths and temperatures below freezing. And raking leaves only to get stuck on a frozen clump of them. Mother Nature must be quarantined too!

    Beautiful shot of a gorgeous black cat. I couldn’t find the squirrel that held Maddie’s attention.

    Yeah, MiMi really looks like she WANTED you to take her picture! Look out your window tomorrow at 8am, pink pigs will be flying over your house!! 😂😂😂

    Happy Hump Day Dan.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

    Liked by 3 people

    1. That lady was comfortable and she was able to get in and out of that thing without standing up or contorting all over the seat. I give her credit for being secure enough to put comfort ahead of how she looks. It was funny, though. She said that she didn’t care what people thought, adding: “especially since I’m never going to see you people again.” Five days later, we were in aisle seats across from each other heading back to Minneapolis.

      “Gorgeous” is not the word Maddie uses to describe that cat. Nuff said,

      If you care, there’s a bare branch pointing straight up that’s parallel to the fence post. The Squirrel is on the other side of the fence, just above that bare branch.

      I’m sure MiMi wants me to wake her and say good morning. I always tell her she’s pretty. I’ll be on the lookout for those pigs ;-)

      Take care, Ginger, I hope this week rolls downhill nicely for you.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Ok I didn’t see the squirrel either! When I went back, it still looked like a leaf. Oh well. When I hit 50 I decided I would worry less about what other people thought about me. It’s a work in progress . . .

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I might have to give it a try, Teagan. I mean it’s not like I’m being graded. If I mess it up, I’ll edit it and confess to Linda. The idea of not having to write something Thursday night is appealing.

      Maddie gets upset with the changing barometric pressure. She likes to be confined. If it’s a bad storm, we’ll put her in her Thundershirt, but then she stays (on her own) in her crate. This way, she’s out and can stretch and roll around and I get a nap.

      That lady was a hoot.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Smart lady! The older I get, the more I value comfortable shoes and function over fashion. I got a nice chuckle from Maddie’s tongue hanging out – what a nice expression. And what a good girl for protecting Smokey. It looks like she might be watching another squirrel camouflaged in the leaves.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. She doesn’t like cats, JoAnna and we heard the squirrel making its warning sounds and saw it run up a small tree. The cat looked like it was going to follow, but Maddie was having none of it. She can make a lot of noise when she’s angry.

      I didn’t realize I had caught her with her tongue out, but it is kind of cute.

      Comfort over fashion is the way to go. If you can manage both, fine. If not, there’s no reason to not be comfy on an airplane.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. I put my T-shirt on backwards the other day. I’m surprised I didn’t catch it, because it does feel strange that way. Perhaps I was distracted by the virus news. Regardless, my wife enjoyed pointing it out.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Oh, Dan–I laughed so hard. Good for that lady–the heck with style! I don’t like being told what to do, anyway! That photo of MiMi is so pretty. And the black cat…..I have a soft spot for those. I could not find the squirrel….give me a hint?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Ginger found it with this hint – there’s a bare branch pointing straight up that’s parallel to the fence post. The Squirrel is on the other side of the fence, just above that bare branch.

      MiMi is a cutie. The black cat, well, in another lifetime we might like it, but Maddie…

      When I saw how easily that lady put the sweater on and took it off when she got hot, I was impressed. I’ve tried putting on a denim shirt or a jacket on a plane, and you really need to be Clark Kent.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. The squirrel. To the right by the fence post? Mimi looks like Greta Garbo. Definitely her best side. I love the dogwood and squirrel image most but they are all beautiful photos.
    Poor dear lady. Poor you. Funny story though. 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Great photos!  I wear a certain soft shirt inside out at home by myself.  It’s so much softer in tbd outside and no one sees it.  However I did find myself wearing a sweater inside out at a mall mirror.  No one told me or noticed.  I had dressed in a darkened room in a hurry — and no, it was not what you might think😄

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Ha! I remember one very long flight. The woman next to me opened a book at takeoff and read the entire time. When we landed, I helped her get her bag down. She apologized for being preoccupied. It was the best flight ever!


  12. Backwards might be better than inside out, but I guess it depends on the piece of clothing. :-) I really like this story and one line. As for the rest, I do remember those days and look forward to being able to get back to complaining about them as I head off to somewhere fun. In the meantime, stay safe and well.


    Liked by 2 people

    1. Having attempted to put an overshirt or jacket on while seated in a plane, I can understand why she chose this option. Like you, Janet. I look forward to the day when I can fly without worrying.

      Take care.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Ding! Ding! We have a winner! Your comment made it into my Comments. But I cannot reply–only like it. This is weird, Dan. Lots of people having lots of problems. It is probably going to be one of those things that just goes away the same way it arrived–magically.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Sometimes I wear button up sweaters backwards it’s different and adds interest to my back for a change. Now if her top was inside out I would have raised my eyebrows with a questioning look.😄

    That private road with the overgrown trees is kinda spooky in that image. Might be one Teagan can use?

    Mimi is pretty! Best portrait of her this week!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I think if her top was inside out, I might have asked for a different seat ;-)

      That utility road used to be wide open. A storm blew down a few trees and a lot of brush grew in. The utility company hasn’t bothered to clean it up.

      I’m glad you liked the picture of MiMi – I’m sure she feels better about being woken up. Well, maybe not, but…

      Take care.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. When I’m older than you I’ll wear my sweater as I please. Actually, I see her point and may do it whenever the need arises. She’s practical and cute and sharp — I wanna be all those things :D

    Frozen things should only be eaten now. No more frozen outside things.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. With the erratic temperatures on planes, I can understand her wanting to be able to put that sweater on and take it back off easily. She was all those things. I enjoyed her company on the flight (which doesn’t happen often).

      No more frozen stuff!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Well, this story was from last year. I hope the woman is still as spry and chipper as she was that day. I have to ask the woman what kind of tree that is that’s blooming.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.