Trinny in Jozi

Repetitive fashion syndrome

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In my German class yesterday evening, I noticed that my teacher was wearing exactly the same outfit she wore on Monday – white pants and a floral top, not a particularly flattering get up, even on its first outing.

Made me think of Pim: during my childhood I used to worry that his students would laugh at him for invariably dressing in the same khaki pants and veldskoene, but he always reassured me with geological nonsenses: “The students don’t notice what I wear. They are only interested in hearing about the tessellated conglomerates.”

How wrong he was!

I clearly remember Miss H in Std 5, who had three cardigans sporting the same zig-zag pattern: one was black, red, and white; one was indigo, lilac, and white; one was forest green, melon green, and, (you’ve guessed it!) white. We used to place bets on which one she’d wear each day – much more exciting than doing our Maths homework.

And Mr S in first year philsophy, who was overly attached to his thin maroon jersey… If he had varied his wardrobe even slightly, I might have been induced to attend more lectures.

I hope that my own clothes don’t bore the students to death. I can’t display quite my usual flair as I currently have only four scarves to work with (thanks to packing-Nazi friend, Moral Squeeze).

As soon as I have some Swiss francs to my name, I shall have to go shopping. I know that M, a chubby 14-year-old pupil who has a crush on me, will appreciate an updated look. The catch is, I might have to fly MS over here to help me pack for my return flight!

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  1. omg one of your students has a crush on you how cute! i’m sure you are managing to dress with required amount of flair – at least this will only imporve with time and larger suitcase. btw what’s with all the posts so late at night!?

    CM

    September 20, 2007 at 12.59

  2. Oh, is just that time on my blog isn’t set correctly. I guess I should figure out how to change it…

    Trinklebean

    September 20, 2007 at 13.04

  3. Maybe Blogspot doesn’t have a setting for Liechtenstein…?

    RK

    September 20, 2007 at 13.43

  4. Fixed the problem: just chose the Zurich setting…

    Trinklebean

    September 27, 2007 at 10.39

  5. […] this was before I even began on the clothes. I was at a loss without Moral Squeeze to restrain me, and packing, as you may have guessed, has never been my […]


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