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A Stitch of Comedy

It was a comfortable three weeks beyond my annual ironing day when I discovered that one of my five shirts was missing a button. Steamed, I grudgingly set about to undertake the dreaded process of repair – finding time and a spare button, scissors, needle and thread.

After what seemed like an eternity, I secured a new button snugly into place and donned my shirt. Despite efforts to closely follow directions, however, it quickly became apparent that things had gotten all fouled up…

How could I have sewn the button on the left side of my shirt?!

Rather than start over, undoing everything I’d already accomplished, I chose instead to simply cut another buttonhole into the other side of my shirt – after all (I thought), once it’s buttoned, who’ll know the difference?

© 2022 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from


21 responses to “A Stitch of Comedy”

  1. Inge David Avatar

    Hehe, …. wat een leuk verhaal en story! Ik moest lachen als ik het las, althans vertaalde! 🤣
    Ik wil je wel een knoop aannaaien hoor! 😍 Ik hou ervan hoe je de foto en het verhaal brengt!
    Have a wonderful day dear Phil! 🌹🌹🤗

    1. Phil Avatar

      hahaha 😂 ik ben blij dat mijn verhaal je aan het lachen heeft gemaakt, lieve Inge! Lachen is goed. Ik heb het gisteren geschreven, en ja – ik heb een overhemd waar een knoop aan moet worden genaaid. 😆 Dat was mijn inspiratie. I appreciate your comments my dear friend & wish you a wonderful day! 🌹🌹🤗 TY

      1. Inge David Avatar

        Send my direction…I’m going to do this for you! …. 🛫 😍

  2. TasView (Tone) Avatar

    I’m not in stitches, but you did make me laugh 😀

    1. Phil Avatar

      Good one 👍

  3. Vanya Wryter Consulting Avatar

    Interesting! Never thought of creating a button hole!

    1. Phil Avatar

      hahaha Thank you, dear Vanya! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my sense of humor. Have a great day! 🤗🌹

  4. louiseaprimeau Avatar

    I call that creative thinking! 😁

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks very much, dear Louise 🙂

  5. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    This is hysterical Phil and I am in stitches. hahaha

    1. Phil Avatar

      😂 I’m so glad that you liked it, Cindy ~ thank you! Have a great weekend, my friend. 🌞

      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        meeee to.. and thanks a lot.. you too 💖

          1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar


  6. tiffanyarpdaleo Avatar

    Why am I not surprised you came up with a perfect solution? I might not have thought of that, thanks for the laugh, Phil! 😂

    1. Phil Avatar

      😂 Thank you dear Tiffany! 😎

  7. cindyschnackel Avatar

    LOL, needed a laugh, thanks!

    1. Phil Avatar

      😂😂 Thank you, dear Cindy. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Carolyn Kaiser Harmon Avatar

    Phil – Love your ingenuity. What a great idea I never would have considered. Thanks for your inspiration. ❤️

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks very much, dear Carolyn ~ I appreciate your kind words & wish you a wonderful week ahead 🤗🌹

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