Re my mantyhose post below, a veteran of the Tropics writes:
Mark: There is only one time a man should ever wear hose. If you are going to be wading in a swamp that has leeches then heavy duty support pantyhose under your fatigues come in handy. When you get out of the swamp, you peel off the panty hose and all the leeches come right off and you don’t have to waste time pulling them off one by one.
I can’t help feeling there’s a political metaphor in there. Maybe Sarah Palin could work it up into something…
[UPDATE: Good advice from another reader:
Another time a man might wear panty hose – when the wifegirlfriend finds a pair that’s not hers – “Those are mine honey – I wear them when I go hunting in leech infested swamps”.]