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to be offended he got granny pants.

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lancslady84 Thu 30-Oct-14 13:58:13

dh poppeed out with ds to buy school shoes. I asked him to pick up some briefs for me as I was running low. He came home with plain full briefs.
aibu to be mildly offended by this. I do own some post csection big pants but really.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Thu 30-Oct-14 14:06:13

Bloody hell, I think you've got a cracker of a DH if he actually went to the trouble of going to get them, my DH would point blank refuse cos he knows he'd never get it right grin

Nowt wrong with granny pants, they are my undercracker of choice these days, much more comfy than anything else!

strawberryshoes Thu 30-Oct-14 14:09:59

Did you use the word "briefs"? He might have picked the pack that had that word on, thinking it was a precise instruction. Was DS there, you don't buy sexy pants for your wife while DS watches without possibly feeling awkward.

cherrybombxo Thu 30-Oct-14 14:13:05

I LOVE full briefs, I go for the ugliest, comfiest pants I can find! I like something practical that doesn't roll down under my wobbly stomach

DP hates my pants but I just can't get on with anything smaller, I end up picking them out of all sorts of places grin

PrivateJourney Thu 30-Oct-14 14:14:08

I agree with strawberries, you can't take a school age child out to buy sexy knickers for his mother shock

Dh would be terrified of trying to do that errand for me too but it's quite sweet that he chose comfy ones, rather than ones he'd like you to wear.

Toooldtobearsed Thu 30-Oct-14 14:19:46

Too many to choose from and I bet he just picked up the first likely pack he saw, rather than lingering in lingeriegrin
I was an emergency admission to hospital a few years ago and asked DH to get me some pyjamas.
He did, size 18-20, blue and white stripe.
I was a size 8-10 at the time.

hairygodmother Thu 30-Oct-14 14:32:46

My dh did this last birthday. I asked him to get me some knickers, told him what size to get. I received an M&S five pack of black and white bikini pants, perfectly normal and boring and actually very useful! At a later date he then made some mention of my lack of attractive (shall we say) underwear. When I pointed out to him that he'd had a perfectly good chance to get me some underwear more to his liking and failed, he was somewhat nonplussed! Bless 'em, they can't win. Don't take it personally, he probably didn't even notice what size they were.

iwantgin Thu 30-Oct-14 14:37:30

If you said 'briefs' then that is what he bought. You should have specified 'bikini' or hi-leg or whatever.

I am more amazed that you were running low on pants? I have millions of pairs of pants - I can't ever see the drawer of draws running out??

scarevola Thu 30-Oct-14 14:37:35

Are they navy?

Moln Thu 30-Oct-14 14:39:53

How do you run low on pants (or briefs)

iwantgin Thu 30-Oct-14 15:01:01

oh no. Spelling fail.

Drawers not draws.

Thought i was being funny. But no, just stoopid.

FayKorgasm Thu 30-Oct-14 15:18:06

I love big knickers. Nothing nicer than a well covered arse.

Catsarebastards Thu 30-Oct-14 15:21:37

Yes YABU. There is nothing offensive about full breifs.

Also, what are you doing to your knickers that means you are running low?

ArabellaTarantella Thu 30-Oct-14 16:30:06

Full on Sloggis all the way for me comfortable and no slippage.

SuperFlyHigh Thu 30-Oct-14 16:34:50

OP - I think your DH is going on what he see you have already so he must see big granny pants! grin

SuperFlyHigh Thu 30-Oct-14 16:35:39

Arabella don't you mean Sluggis??

even my mum doesn't buy those now since I converted her to colourful Uniqlo pants.

UncleT Thu 30-Oct-14 16:36:50

Probably buy your own pants, eh? Be reasonable, most men hate buying their own pants nevermind being experts in what women like to buy....

Artandco Thu 30-Oct-14 16:38:35

I would be puzzled also. However dh knows I only wear matching bras with underwear so he would have brought a set of something.

I don't understand what the problem is with a child and man being able to go into underwear section and buy something. Ds1 is 4, and happily helped me in rigby and peller the other week. Both children and dh also manage to choose tampons without cringing also..

WorraLiberty Thu 30-Oct-14 16:43:46

My DH popped into Primark the other week and I asked him to get me a 5 pack of knickers.

2 hours later I received a phone call from a very confused DH, asking if I wanted high cut/low cut leg, high cut/low cut waist, if they should cover my bum cheeks fully or not...and wtf is a Brazillian cut? confused

I told him to leave it and he brought me home a doughnut from Greggs instead.

AdoraBell Thu 30-Oct-14 16:51:50

I'm running low on pants. My excuse is that I live a country where I can buy extremely expensive brands at twice the price of the UK because they are from Europe or cheap ones that feel like really cheap nasty rough fabric.

This year a lot of new brands have arrived but my newly teenage DD would be freaked out by me wearing the same brand as her, so Etam et al is out. Victoria's Secret is opening up soon though.

Agree with PPs, he probably just picked up a packet marked Brief without too much thought, especially as DS was with him.

AdoraBell Thu 30-Oct-14 16:59:02

Artandco depends on the age of the child really. Until they were about 9 my DDs were totally unaware that I or DH use underwear. I mean they knew we did but it wasn't on their radar iyswim. Then one day they were mortified just walking past the display of women's undies in the supermarket. Then they would have preferred that I didn't wash their underwear with ours for a whileconfused. They got over that after a short time.

Well done your DH Worra

Hatespiders Thu 30-Oct-14 18:07:59

I too adore absolutely huge cotton pants that come right up to my bra. My husband doesn't mind them at all. When he started learning English, he used to make up words for things, and he called these 'Pussy Bags'. His own pants are 'Willy Bags'. A bra is a 'Lo-lo Bag'. We still use these words, but have to be careful to speak softly if we're in M&S!

Idontseeanysontarans Thu 30-Oct-14 18:13:07

My DH did similar to Worra's and blames M&S underwear department in Manchester for the migraine he started with later that day grin
He probably did just pick up the nearest pack of knickers OP with no offence intended!
I've seen a few threads like this and always think of the Father Ted episode... grin

EyeSpye Thu 30-Oct-14 20:10:41

Hatesspiders that just made my day! grin

LittleBairn Thu 30-Oct-14 20:16:48

My DH did this to me once but you know what they are the most comfortable pants I own. I told him this he bought me 3 more packs. grin

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