I know that it is possible for earth-shattering, time-shifting, future-altering inventions and technology to become part of our DNA. We can go way back to the importance of fire to understand this.
All you have to do is ask anyone who spends any time with a child.
Person 1: “You can’t believe how great he is with his iPad! It’s in his genes.”
Person 2: “Well my 2 year old daughter can do anything with my phone. It’s in her genes!”
I know very little about genetics. But I do know that we aren’t going to have another generation that no longer knows how to use smart technology. It is now part of the DNA of this young generation. For the same reason as fire is? For survival? I have no idea.
But what I do know, is that since the beginning of women wearing jeans, women usually buy jeans a size too small. For real. It’s in our genes. Here’s a conversation that took place in my house about 6 months ago.
Grandson: Why are you lying on the bed like that?
Me: I’m zippering up my jeans.
Grandson: Why don’t you do that standing up?
Me: Because I can’t get the zipper up on my jeans if I’m standing up.
Grandson: Then why do you wear them?
Me: Don’t you have technology to go play with?
When did our DNA change so that we buy jeans we’re forced to zip lying down on a bed? Many women think that they look great with jeans that are tight fitting.
Until a meal.
And then a car ride.
And trying to drive while undoing the button at the top of the jeans.
I tried to find a photo of a woman struggling with her jeans zipper, but the only photos I could find were of models, or women who looked like models. Because believe me, I wasn’t going to put a photo of me on this post. And, as a caveat to my thesis, I’m leaving out the women who wear a size zero. But I certainly lay down on the bed to zipper my size 5 jeans. And it has been decades since I’ve worn size 5 jeans.
All you have to do is say in a room full of women “I had so much trouble zipping up these jeans today” and you’ll have 100% consensus on the zip-them-up-lying-on-the-bed fact.
Here’s the big question…..do men do that too? Like a secret dressing ritual? If so, I haven’t seen it. But I know why women wear jeans a size too small and zipper them up lying on the bed.
It’s in our genes.