Sunday, February 17, 2008

Bottle Opener Thongs

I am now the proud owner of bottle opener thongs. Let me explain:

We drove about 90 minutes north of Brisbane to Mooloolaba yesterday to go to Underwater World. As we passed through the Mooloolaba Wharf, I saw a sign for "bottle opener" (next line) "thongs," which I thought referred to two different items. After more than seventh months here, I now know that a necessary item of apparel for the man in Queensland is a pair of thongs ("flip-flops" for the Yanks), so I went inside looking for some. After realizing that I had fairly specific color requirements for my first pair, I settled on some brownish-coloured ones that had some extra padding on the heels. As I went to pay for them, the clerk mentioned how great these were because of the bottle openers underneath. "What?" I asked. And, sure enough, there is a bottle opener on the bottom of each thong. There were even instructions included showing some stick figures taking off their thongs to open a bottle. If you don't believe me, take a look at the picture below. This naturally begs the question, "why would I ever need two bottle openers when I'm out for a walk?"

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beatya by almost three years on that little feature. I'm sure some cute young sales girl told me I had to have them. I never could wear thongs or flip flops, though, without them either flying off our cutting my toes, so they are stashed somewhere.

Audra said...

Duh...so you can open TWO beers...

Blake said...

Just watch what you step in...

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