Have you ever discovered you are walking around in stained cloths

@RobinJ (2501)
Canada
June 29, 2007 4:10pm CST
Hi every one. I am just mortified, I tried on 6 Teeshirts this morning because all of them were stained, from food being dropped down the front, and the wash left a stain, Now the worst part is how long have I been doing this as I love those particular shirts, and wear them often, and it is only because I have better vision that I can now see the stains, If I look through my remaining bad eye I can not see the stains. No one told me perhaps they thought I would be hurt. I am more hurt by not knowing, and walking around like a slob. Have you ever had this happen to you or have you ever seen some one do as I did, and say nothing. Please give me your thoughts.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I have done that before. Got to work and realized that I had a stain on my shirt. The light always seems to be better in the work bathroom that in my house!!! I try to inspect the clothes before I put them on, but sometimes I miss something.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I'm sure it's happened to me a few times. Yesterday, my daughter pointed out that I had dripped some ice cream on my shirt. It was on our way home. When we got ready to go out later, I remembered and changed my shirt. She was actually more annoyed that my shirt didn't match my shoes, than she would have been if I had gone out in a shirt with a stain on it. Go figure lol. That wasn't a permantent stain. I should be able to get it out in the next wash. I am a bit of a snob about permanent stains. I'm not snobbish about many things, but that is one thing that I try to avoid. Going out with stained clothes. It just bugs me. My mom used to wear stained shirts around the house. It bugged me to no end. I don't know why. I guess I was thinking "What if somebody comes over?". If I really love the shirt and it's gota permanent stain and the shirt is comfy, sometimes I'll save it as a sleeping shirt (don't tell anyone!). I'm not sure why nobody told you. Either they didn't notice it either, or they didn't want to embarass you, or the figured you knew and didn't care. I think it's always a toss up on these things whether you tell the person or not. It's similar to when you see someone with their zipper down. Do you tell them? Or do you not? I will usually tell them. I think it depends upon how well I know the person. When I don't tell them, I'm not sure why, I guess I'm embarrassed or shy, but then I feel bad for the person. I just hope that someone closer to them will tell them. I have this friend that has been in that situation once or twice. I told him. He's someone I can joke with. His response is "Hey! why were you looking down there??" lol I guess I got a bit off track. sorry. It's not the same, but it is similar right? If I were you, I wouldn't dwell on it for too long. I'm sure anyone that noticed won't remember for long. They have probably already forgotten. Did you have surgery on your eye recently?
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
2 Jul 07
Hi Miamilady. thanks for you answer and to answer your question yes I did have a cataract removed from my right eye on the 19 of June, and what a difference, I cannot wait until I get my left eye done, The Teeshirts are being rewashed as we speak. I am trying a guaranteed stain remover, I do wish they would use me as a test subject before going on the market as they never seem to work as well as the company believes. lol
• United States
30 Jun 07
Boy, can I identify with this one! lol! It never fails...it seems 10 minutes after I put on a clean t- shirt...if it doesn't have a stain...it will! Especially if it is white! This stuff used to bother me and put my head through all kinds of un-necessary changes and embarrassments...but we are all human and these things do happen (all the time)...and could have happened just seconds before the mark is noticed. Who is to know but you if you left the house with it on? If I notice a stain on someone else...again...no biggie...just part of life. Tagging yourself or someone else a "slob" only reinforces the negative to our inner being. Try viewing as an accident or no biggie, don't be so hard on yourself. I agree with the vinegar treatment...or rub a little dish soap on the stain before you wash in the vinegar. If that doesn't work...recycle by dying it a different color. Viola...6 new t-shirts!
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@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Yes this has happened to me before. Sometimes I just don't see the stain while I am getting dressed (not enough light) but no one has ever told me and it is usually not until I wash it and fold it or hang it that I notice that it is there. Then I try everything to get it out because like you it usually happens on my favorite shirts. I can most all the time get the stains out by using an old tooth brush and scrubbing with hot water and dawn soap. If it is white I scrub it with bleach then soap rinse and rinse then hang to to dry.
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• United States
30 Jun 07
Awww hun..that just broke my heart,,its ok..everyone has days like that..just noit many talk about it so we think we are alone..when Sky was first born..he power puked almost all his formula on me...was a long 3 mths and story..but i would be out and i would find stains on my shirt and be soo embarrassed!! And then there was a time i was in a hurry and grabbed some shorts and didnt pay attention that they had some blood stain from "that Time" i just thought it was all out..well i felt eyes on me all day and when i got home to use the bathroom..i saw myhsirts and cried..i felt ashamed..embarrassed and filthy..so i knwo how u must have felt...but id idnt find some great stuff in case your interested and i never have stains anymore..nothing!! Clorox2 is great its for colors..and ohhhhhh!! Spray and wash just came out with this spray for clothes with stains even ones that are dried in..set in whatever u call it..and it takes it all out!! ITS AMAZING!!!!! ..anyways.i wish u luck andtake care:) April
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@navtech (1776)
• India
30 Jun 07
Hi RobinJ, When I was young I used to wear all kind of stained and torn dresses because on those days I could not afford to purchase new dress. Further my family was poor. Now a day I am rich. I have lot of dresses, in case I find any dress is stained, I never wear it again. Whenever old memory hit my brain, I will purchase new dress, to kill the memory of not having had good dress to wear when I was young.
• United States
30 Jun 07
I get a little freaked out when I discover a stain on a clean shirt or other article of clothing that I am wearing. But, really, if you think about it,what will it matter to wear stained clothing. If it smells clean, you look clean, it doesn't matter.
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@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
30 Jun 07
well that has happened to me and my friend tell me that I eat like a child it usually washes out though
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@rupee1 (38)
• Pakistan
30 Jun 07
to me it happened several times, and the funniest of these was when i went to an official dinner with my front pocket stained all with ink of the pen in my pocket, thank God it was in winters and i had a coat to hide it underneath, otherwise it would have been really embarrassing if i woud have to sit in among them knowing that they all are thinking what a stupid i am not to know about my stained clothes. Another funny moment i remember when i stopped by a homeless to help him and tried to get some coins from mt pocket and guess what, there was nuthing in it as it was torn from the bottom and coins might have fallen somewhere which i obviously didn know... noy just imagine the remaining yourself.. i still remember his smile on me lols
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• United States
30 Jun 07
That is just horrible. The way we dress helps to boost our confidence. Well, I'm only 16 and since my mother doesnt buy me new clothes alot I have to wear what i have! I have a great remedy for clothes with nail polish on them. (Off bug spray) Its Pretty cool. Gets it right out. But anyways, yes actually i am a very clumsy person and i seem to stain my clothes alot. I feel horrible when i get out and realize i have a stain or a hole in my clothes and i do my best to cover it up (cross my arms, or just anything)
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@weemam (13377)
30 Jun 07
I know just what you mean pal as my Mum saw a big difference after she got her eye done , she says she saw dirt on things she thought were clean too , I am such a messy person , I like to wear whit a lot and i ALWAYS END UP WIH SOMETHING ON IT , USUALLY IT IS IN MY OWN HOME SO IT DOSEN'T MATTER AS MUCH , MY HUBBY AND SON ARE ALWAYS LAUGHING AT ME ABOUT IT , i NEVER SEEM TO EAT A MEAL BUT THERE IS SOMETHING ON MY FRONT , IN A RESTAURANT THERE IS OFTEN A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING LANDS ON ME , BUT LUCKILY SO FAR IT HASN'T BEEN MUCH , BUT WATCH THIS SPACE LOL XX I am so sorry about the caps pal but my carpal tunnel in my hands are sore and I am off to bed , just noticed sorry xx
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
29 Jun 07
That's happened to me so many time it isn't funny. In fact, I keep a spare blouse in my locker at work most of the time just in case, because I've gotten to work only to find out my shirt is stained so many times! I guess I'm just so tired in the morning that I don't check things thoroughly enough, or I get dressed in lights less bright than the ones at work! I haven't ever noticed someone else wearing something stained and not told them. I try to be as helpful as possible to people in such situations, because I know how much it embaresses me. I'd rather tell someone politely than have them go around all day like that without knowing!
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Sometimes I drop toothpaste on my shirts or get deodorant on my shirts and water doesn't make that stuff go away! Luckily I usually have a jacket with me to cover it up when I finally realize it, see it. Are they that noticable that maybe no one noticed? Were you out of the house? some people don't care what they look like around the house so maybe no one would think you cared if you not home. As far as being out of the house maybe no one noticed?
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
29 Jun 07
Yes, oh yes, embarrasingly so, it happened to me at the gym, I was having a gym review with my trainer too at the time I didn't realize there was a nasty orange stain at the back of my vest and it wasn't small either, it was like an orange beacon, to this day I don't know what it was, it was only when I took it off to have a shower that I saw it, OMG what must they have thought!
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• United States
29 Jun 07
It's happened to me. I wore a white blouse one day, and didn't realize that it had stains on the arm of it. After I got back from my daughter's awards presentation at school, my husband asked me if I knew I had stains on the blouse. I was so embarrassed! To think that I had gone out in public like that. In my house, I find it hard to notice stains on some of the clothes, due to the type of lighting we have.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I had that happen to me yesterday, as a matter of fact. But I didn't discover it until the afternoon! I took my friends to an appointment that lasted for about 7 hours (the infernal welfare office!). After about 4 hours I got up to go to the restroom, and when I looked at the bottom of my shirt, there was a stain of the brightest shade of orange you have ever seen. But the shirt was too long to tuck in, so I had to suck it up and go back out to the lobby and pray that no one paid attention to my clothes.
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I've got a story worse than that! I have bifocals and have needed new ones for awhile. I discovered that I had a mustache and didn't know it and no one at work told me either! In looking in the mirror, I just thought I had some wrinkles around my upper lip. But, I was growing quite a bit of hair there, and no one ever told me, not even my family. What a shocker! LOL