Zippers, Do You Love Or Hate Them?

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    Apr 21, 2014 1:27 AM GMT
    NYT: The problem is the zipper. The two-way one. Once it’s zipped up, it unzips from the bottom. This is a look. A style thing. The two-way zipper has been around awhile, but in the last few years, it has become a bigger and more unwieldy piece of hardware. People who have spent their lives zipping up with no problem now need lessons: Hold the two zipper pieces on the left together so that you can insert the right side all the way to the bottom. If those two pieces on the left separate even slightly, you cannot zip. You can tug for eternity and nothing will happen.

    Men, who have spent their lives zipping their flies, cannot zip their jackets. All winter I noticed that there was a moment in the evening when all movement stopped, when each of us leaving the movies or a restaurant was slightly bent over, head down, intense, concentrating while he or she attempted to zip.

    These improved zippers have a tendency to get caught on fabric, which is why I had to get peeled out of my down coat. They catch easily. This means there is an anxiety factor present in a previously anxiety-free action: zipping. Suppose you’re out with someone you want to impress. Or are out and simply don’t want to be humiliated. Who wants to have the maître d’ or your date, spouse, child or boss trying to unstick your zipper?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/19/opinion/sunday/the-season-of-the-zipper.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0
  • jo2hotbod

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    Apr 21, 2014 1:28 AM GMT
    They are useful
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    Apr 21, 2014 1:29 AM GMT
    I love the zipper but I freaking HATE those gawd damn double zipper bullshit like WTF NO NO NO NO NO!!!

    Don't fix what aint broken!!!!!!!!
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    Apr 21, 2014 1:35 AM GMT
    Don't ask me how exactly I wear them out.. but I've replaced 2 on suits in the last month!
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    Apr 21, 2014 1:39 AM GMT
    I'm neutral. I guess I don't put my mind to it at all. Take it for granted. icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 21, 2014 5:44 AM GMT
    Lol buy diff clothes...

    Ruined a favorite a shirt with this zipper... never again...

    (I forgot about that shirt... WAHHHHHH)

    So many cute clothes ... RUINED! bleck..