You know these backward nations, governments and cultures over in Afghanistan and such, like the Taliban for example. The men are in charge and they require their women to wear these sheets that totally cover their body. I can't think of the name of the clothes, but you know what I'm talking about.
Anyway, obviously these guys are outta whack in their thinking in the first place. But, I think they are more outta whack than you might think. Huh?
Let me explain. If they are in charge of their women's wardrobe, why are they all covered up the way they are? They should have a government institution, say the Ministry of Women's Clothing, that is in charge of determining the required attire for each individual woman in the nation. Of course, many of the women would be required to wear bikinis, lingerie, daisy dukes, and the like. Some women would continue to be covered. It all depends on the descretion of the clowns in charge.
Let's see if I can extend this to the Pate household.
I think it would be cool if I could control what my wife wears around the house. I would be a completely different husband! Suddenly I would take a profound interest in what my wife is wearing. In fact, I might spend the majority of my free time dealing with this particular issue. It would be THAT entertaining!!!
Of course I don't have to tell you that I have absolutely NO control over what my wife wears. In fact, it seems quite the opposite lately. Now that I think of it, I can't remember the last time I bought myself a shirt. I bought a pair of pants a couple of years ago and they are mysteriously missing. Shoes? Nope. She's in charge. It seems the only decision making power I have is when it comes to socks. I can buy more white socks so I can wear white socks EVERY day, or I can mix in a few of the nice colored pairs that she furnishes.
Somehow this whole idea of the Ministry of Women's Clothing has gone strangely awry and I am living in some sort of psychological thriller movie set in a J. Crew or Gap at the world's largest mall! Ugh!
Forget it! I'm finishing this post naked. Later...