Have you ripped a button out?

Common reasons for ripped buttons - Ripping buttons out of shirts
@bounce58 (17527)
Canada
March 8, 2010 10:53am CST
So last night, as I was preparing my clothes for work the following day, I noticed that my shirt was missing a button. I wondered how I lost that button. And I thought I’d ask fellow myLotters here if they’ve lost a button on their shirt lately. Maybe you have your silly (or serious) ideas how you lost your buttons. I offer up a few choices, was it? : a.) Something Exciting - was it in the heat of passion? As you or your partner was trying to rip each other’s shirt off. Well this is not for me. b.) Something Funny - in your hurry to take everything off as you were running to the toilet! I have a nagging suspicion that this the cause of my missing button. c.) Something Boring - loosened and got lost in the wash. Blah, blah, blah… d.) none of the above. Do you have your own logical explanation? So which is it?
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18 responses
@rosegardens (3044)
• United States
8 Mar 10
I believe at times, when it is not because I was in hurry to use the facilities, clothes gnomes. Clothes gnomes just like any other type of gnome like to hide things and break things. In this case the notorious clothes gnome chews off your button in the wee hours of the morn when you are asleep. The clothes gnome counts on the fact you will not prepare your clothing for the following day, and from their hiding places will watch for you to get dressed to find the button is missing. If you hold very still and listen, you may be able to hear the faint laughter of the gnome. Only once did I hear the gnome laugh. It was when I was just a child and preparing for a very important school day. It was picture day. So, that is my explanation for missing buttons.
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@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
8 Mar 10
Thanks rosegardens! I did infact hear laughter the moment I discovered that my shirt was missing a button. I didn't know it were gnomes. I just thought it was in my mind, picturing myself wearing the shirt with my belly sticking out and my officemates laughing at me.
@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
I managed to lose a few buttons because I am always in a hurry. Which makes me even more late because I have to change my top or try to sew the button. So my answer would have to be C, something boring. :-p
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@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
9 Mar 10
Hi arystine. Now, I think I know what will make your life a little bit exciting... If you don't want option A, you could always go for option B. Just eat a lot of spicy foods, and sooner or later you'll be running to the toilet at inconvenient times. And surely, you'll lose a few buttons on the way.
@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
Hahaha you nearly made me laugh out loud. I'm at the office and everyone is just so silent. :-p
@jewels49 (1784)
• United States
8 Mar 10
I have to go with option a and clarify, they weren't my buttons, but my husbands, and in my defense, it was a little dark andI thought he was wearing the shirt with the snaps, the academy awards were on, and I was being dramatic. That's all you get my friend..except this..like the wings against Chicago I got all 5 in one period!!
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@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
8 Mar 10
Haha! A bit too many excuses I would say. Makes me think there is some more to the story behind your response. I can't really place the word 'dramatic' in what you wrote. Was the shirt-ripping the 'dramatic'? Or the other things you were doing that time the dramatic? ...5 in one period!! Hehe, thread carefully now...
@jewels49 (1784)
• United States
9 Mar 10
I could have used a goalie to catch some of the buttons..one is gone forever I fear..but I am sure there is a back up in the button box. The oscars brought out the drama in me..I blame Lauren BaCall..remembering her old movies with bogie brought on the shirt ripping.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
6 Apr 10
Hi, bounce58. I have ripped a button off of my shirt many times. I think my reason would be, because I was trying to take my shirt off and I may have pulled it the wrong way and the button snapped.
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@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
8 Apr 10
Haha! The question now is... What was the reason you pulled your shirt the wrong way? Was it in the heat of passion? Just trying to add drama on an otherwise ordinary activity! Thanks for the response.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
8 Mar 10
My husband used to lose his buttons all the time. i think it was a combination of me wanting him to turn over whilst in bed, or me unbuttoning his shirt in my sleep... yes I've done this.
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@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
9 Mar 10
I know you're young. And I know that you're practically newlyweds. So I understand that you've lost a button or two near the bed.
• Estonia
8 Mar 10
I've lost buttons from my shirts a couple of times during last years and usually the reason is that option c) - something boring. That means it gets ripped off in wash or is badly secured in factory. However I have also had some unusual cases. I recall back times when we were preparing a Christmas ball and I was helping the other guys to install the decorations. The decoration was something like a composition of textile with different little balls and stars tied to it. I got stuck in that decoration and while trying to free myself from that trap, I somehow managed to rip one button off my shirt. It was pretty hilarious to watch, I think, because I was standing on the ladder shaking myself in every direction trying to free myself from that textile.
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@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
8 Mar 10
Thanks for that mental image Biomechanoid. That is indeed funny. Shaking yourself off, on top of a ladder. It could have been worse, and you could have fallen off. Thanks for the response.
• United States
8 Mar 10
I wish for Option A! :)
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@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
8 Mar 10
Me too! But it's kind of hard doing it by yourself!
• United States
8 Mar 10
Once it was exciting the button on my pants after a heated argument with my husband we decided to make up and got a little crazy ;). But all the other times it was in the washer/dryer, boring stuff.
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@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
8 Mar 10
Hello superwomanof3. First of all welcome to myLot. I hope you find this site fun. You definitely fall into category A. That's the more exciting response. I guess we wouldn't mind regularly losing a button or two, if thie 'getting a little crazy' happens regularly too.
• India
8 Mar 10
ya i have lost some buttons and the reason for most of it is due to the one who washes my clothes in my house . i will put my shirts for wash and when it comes after washing i will missing a few buttons . she will be hitting the shirt in some surface and the result will be my buttons are lost or broken . apart from that i will lose some buttons by just playing with it and it comes with the hand at times .
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@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
8 Mar 10
Would it be possible that the person who washes your clothes are collecting these buttons? He or she might have a craft project that you don't know about. Thanks for dropping by.
@Hatley (161885)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 10
hi bounce58 a cheery discussion that made me smile then laugh. Now getting it lost when in the throes of passion would be good but alas no passion for a long time, so probably while I was frantically trying to get dressed when I wo ke up much to late, and had ten minutes go get dressed and downstairs for breakfast. breaking my fast and breaking off a button sort of go together.
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@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
8 Mar 10
Hi Hatley! I remember when I was in university and living in a dorm. We had food service in the cafeteria, but we also had time allotments for every meal. Of course, after a night of studying (meaning, partying), we would wake up too late for breakfast. Now I remember that those were the times I had a lot of ripped buttons. Not to mention, inside-out-shirts, ripped pajamas in the cafeteria, hair sticking out, dried saliva on the face, etc, etc...
• United States
8 Mar 10
No passion or somethin funny . I just look down and I have lost a button. I don't know how or even when! Thankfully the shirt I'm talking about is a over shirt. I mean it is just used as a layer during the fall and winter.
@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
8 Mar 10
Thanks Sarah. Can I put you in option C, then? Just the regular lost-in-the-wash type. Have a great day!
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• United States
8 Mar 10
Sounds good!
@much2say (36244)
• United States
8 Mar 10
Hee hee!! My recent "losing buttons" falls in the none of the above category!! My daughter and I were going to do an arts and crafts projects with buttons . . . and I couldn't find my bag of buttons (we bought this huge bag of miscellaneous buttons last year just for crafting - and it went missing!). Well, I found in the back of the art supply closet after a half hour of digging. So does that count? Hee hee.
@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
8 Mar 10
That'll count if you will say that the arts and crafts project that you were working on was a shirt where you will put in all of these buttons. Hehe, just kidding! Thanks for responding.
@much2say (36244)
• United States
9 Mar 10
That'd be some crazy shirt with mismatched buttons! But actually I do have a sweater like that with funky mismatched buttons all over the front shoulder area - so maybe we could make a craft project for my little one similar to that! And if we lost a button, it wouldn't matter!
@mac_fish (723)
• China
9 Mar 10
Well..... I seldom run into this kind of thing nowadays and I remember that only in my childhood,I perferred wearing that sort of clothes those have lots of buttons as a kid ,that also made my mom felt boring to take on them for me every morning before I got to school. Now, I find almost of mine are with zip , only shirts get buttons, what's more I seldom wear them,seldom occasion for me.SO I have not seen something undergroud and kid me by hiding my buttons.
@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
9 Mar 10
Interesting take. Thanks for the response.
• Brunei Darussalam
9 Mar 10
Okay, I do this often. Mostly happen when I am in a rush to change into another outfit. I guess it's due to the carelessness of my own. :) In fact, I just ripped a button a few nights ago. Ha!
@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
9 Mar 10
Hello nekonette. First of all, welcome to myLot. I hope you find this site as enjoyable, as it is rewarding. You must live a very exciting life for you to require changing outfits regularly. Have a great day!
@MrKennedy (1996)
8 Mar 10
Yes, especially when I am in a hurry to get dressed It's really annoying to rip out a button because it makes the item of clothing look sloppy and I can't do it up properly.
@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
9 Mar 10
You're aboslutely right! It borders on the thought of how valuable the shirt is to you. Do you want to just turf the shirt, or do you want to try and attach a new button. In the latter case, mine always end up sloppy too, because I have such a problem sewing. Thanks for dropping by.
@phoenix8606 (4978)
8 Mar 10
hi! well, If you really don't know how have you lost it, I really think it is non from the above, because if it was some one, you will definitely know it! SO maybe you have lost it in the public transport, if you use it, when someone has pushed you away and ripped it out. maybe it just has ripped out by itself- the thread has ripped and the button has fallen! if you ask me- go to the haberdashery and buy anew one
@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
8 Mar 10
Thanks for the advice phoenix8606. I might take your advice and go to a haberdashery. Now that's one word I haven't heard in a while...
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
8 Mar 10
I actually can not recall losing a button recently. I wear pull over shirts/tees for the most part. I seldom wear a shirt with buttons actually. Now my wife loses buttons constantly and she has no idea how. As always..... HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
8 Mar 10
Hi Grandpa Bob! Good on you that you don't lose any buttons. And great that you don't wear a lot of shirts with buttons. It just means that you're pretty comfortable all the time. Have a great day!
@jewels49 (1784)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Thank you bounce!!