I have a pair of shorts on which the button popped off several months ago. However, I've been able to zip them just fine, and for whatever physical reasons, that's done the trick. I could sit, walk, run in them okay.
A little while ago, I am sitting at my computer, actually being quite productive, and I hear this pop.
It appears my zipper just popped off as well. And, no, these shorts do not work without either a button or a zipper.
I fiddled with the zipper for a while, but just cannot fix it, so then I had to consider my options. 1) Stay here with broken shorts, since I am getting a lot done, or 2) go home and lose an hour, but at least be, you know, clothed.
Some days I don't really see anyone, so maybe just staying would work. It's just me and I can keep the door closed. But, not today, alas. I have a student coming by for a make-up midterm in a couple hours, and I could imagine that conversation. Here's my side:
"Hi, I'm glad you're feeling better. Here's the exam; you can take it at this desk and-- what? um, no, I'm not wearing any pants. You're right. Uh, is that a problem?"
On the plus side, after I'm fired for sexual harassment, I'll have a lot more time on my hands.
So going home and losing an hour was the only possibility.
But wait! I'm creative! I can think outside the box!
You know those huge paperclips that are for stacks of like a hundred sheets? Big honking brown or black things. They apparently work rather well, at least to get me through an afternoon
Though the metal does chafe the stomach a bit. Ouch.