Saturday, 29 March 2014

Wet suit.


                                         
                                           
The last wet suit I bought (back in about 1985) was a two piece suit, with short trousers. Not unlike the above.

I purchased the suit via mail order, and when it finally arrived I was very eager to see if it fitted.

I checked it over, imagined myself under water, and it all looked fine. The Neoprene shorts fitted perfectly, as did the jacket which had a back flap that passed between my legs and fastened with two studs at the front, not unlike the one in the picture.

I looked myself over in the mirror to make sure there were no dodgy seams, then returned to my bedroom to take the thing off, but the two front studs that secured the flap just would not budge; I was trapped.

There was no instruction leaflet, no Neoprene jemmy, and no laughing idiot jumped out to say I was on Candid Camera. I was well and truly imprisoned in a rubber suit, and anyone could have called at the house at any moment. God only knows what they would have imagined was going on!!!

Eventually, after about an hour or so, I decided to call the manufacturers to ask for assistance, and a giggling employee explained the escape method (which was relatively simple).

Oh the relief!


12 comments:

  1. Oh dear, I got the giggles over that image! I can well imagine the panic.

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  2. Doomed to wear a wet suit for the rest of your life - hilarious.

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    1. That's what it felt like, and it wasn't funny (at the time). Now I laugh too.

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  3. Were you forced to have a wee-wee in it?

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    1. You were lucky that you got the escape instructions in a language other than Chinese.

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  4. HA! That sounds like something I would do. Somehow, I doubt if you were the only one who had to call for help breaking out of that thing. Hopefully, the company has since included instructions with the suit. (Not that many men would actually READ them...)

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  5. I am hysterical with laughter at the thought of this Cro - might I ask where Lady M was? I am sure she would have been able to solve the crisis relatively quickly.

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    1. All I remember was that I was alone!

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  6. You had a little look into what it was like for women when they wore girdles.

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  7. Here's a lovely wetsuit link that you might not have seen.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XCEL-3-2mm-Infiniti-Drylock-Summer-Wetsuit-Medium-USED-/160559216667?

    The description of this item is priceless and brought even more tears to my eyes than your post.

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