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?