Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday Words: The Creation of Spanx



Calamitous events start with someone’s ambitious plans, at least in the creation of Spanx.

With just a fraction of a brain, Glen envisioned a glittering future with his new creation: the ultra-female girdle.  All lumps, bumps, and globs of middle fat would magically disappear when one wore this new girdle.

“This will be indispensable for most females!” He declared to his wife, Ginger.  “Here, try it on!”

Ginger managed to pull it up to the thighs and got stuck.  Glen rolled it down to her feet, and she kicked him out the door. Some colorful metaphors were exchanged and Glen stayed in the garage for a week.


Thus the Spanx was born.**



**No actual truth can be attached to this telling.  Plus Melissa McCarthy uses no profanity in this Ellen episode.  

Each week, Delores at Under the Porch Light tosses 6 words out, and suggests participants see what can be created in either prose, poetry, etc.  Please access her site by clicking on the lonely railroad tracks in the upper right bar.  This week she tossed in "Spanx".  Really?

17 comments:

  1. A painful way for the Spanx to be born indeed. Thanks for sharing the clip...hilarious.

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    1. I don't really know the true creation, but this worked for me.

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  2. Hilarious. Never heard of Spanx

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    1. Look up the link beneath the drawing! Please!

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    1. ...and it is just as well. But it would be an interesting for a poem?

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  4. Oh yes. Spanx had it's day in my life. One.

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    1. My daughter uses them. I don't want to know how.

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  5. Of course she kicked him out!

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  6. Oh dear. On lots of levels. The official site, the clip and - and the story. Glen would have been relegated to the dog house rather than the garage in my world. For a long, long time.
    A brilliant take - thank you.

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    1. Poor Glen. He may have ultimately made lots of $$ with his invention, which would have made Ginger much happier?

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  7. Had a good laugh with Melissa McCarthy! and checked out the website. I have to say those models don't look like they need the Spanx. Why not show a woman who does need Spanx so we can more easily picture ourselves wearing such a garment?
    not that I would wear such a thing. I prefer to be comfortable. Tracky daks rule!

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  8. Oops, forgot to say how good your story is. :)

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    1. I am more of a blue jean person (baggy) and tee person. I am glad you enjoyed the story, and that you went to that Spanx Site.

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