The Lost Button Fix (A Haiku)

A button without a shank. A thread shank is re...

A button without a shank. I do not know what a shank is in this context, but rest assured I would not be able to sew this button onto anything.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I am very good at a great number of things. Maybe not very good, but at the very least I am passable at several things.

As I went to get dressed this morning, I found that a button had fallen off of my shirt. “Drat!” I thought. After a couple of minutes spent trying to figure out why I would instinctively think of the word “drat,” I went to rectify the situation.

I hunted down a needle and thread and set to work. This would be easy, I thought. I had never sewn a button, much less anything else in my life, but I figured this would be another thing that I was passable at.

As it turns out, I am not passable at sewing buttons. Fat fingers are not conducive to small needles, thread, or tiny buttons. Put all three together, and it is the perfect storm for the sausage-fingered amongst us:

 

The Lost Button Fix (A Haiku)

Summon the thread spool!

Pointy needle, fat fingers.

YOW! BLOOD EVERYWHERE!

 

 

 

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34 thoughts on “The Lost Button Fix (A Haiku)

  1. That haiku is very touching. The rest of the post was alright too. “wink” (spelled it out just for you, because I already felt a little sorry for you with the bloody fingers and so-so post. I didn’t want to annoy you further with a winking smiley face).

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    • I don’t think there is anything that will make me able to sew, be it button, needle, thread, a sewing machine, anything. I am not a seamstress, or whatever the male equivalent to that would be. A seamster? Uh…

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