© 2011 Aaron Atkinson


The other day I wore a new pair of slacks for the first time. Before too long my friends began to tease me and call me strange names.

Scott: Aaron, you ok? You look a little boxy over there.

Dwayne: He’s right. Pick up the pace, square pants.

With a furrowed, inquisitive brow I shook off their commentary. But a while later I happened to look down at my right thigh to see a five-inch long, translucent sticker with bold, black 32x32s written down the side… my pant size.

I peeled off the sticker with a grin. I had to give it to them, those boys were clever.

Especially for a couple of top-heavy guys wearing triangle pants.


  1. Dave
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm | #

    Good story! from another “square” pants guy (I’d never thought of it that way either!)

  2. Aaron Atkinson
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm | #

    Thanks Dave. Here’s to hoping the squareness sticks! If not for chasing birds in the winter I’d probably hibernate and thus triangulate.

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