Yeah, I admit it. I LOVE ME SOME GRANNY PANTIES.
I had a long conversation about ’em with my friend Jen a couple months ago on our girls’ trip to Napa, with the gist of it being that we both have an undying love for them.
I dunno. Maybe it’s a Filipino thing? — but waaay back in the day when I was a wee lass, I would always get a pack of what were essentially granny panties whenever a relative would visit us from the Philippines, and they were always from a brand called So-En.
Ya know how it is when you’re a kid. You get weird stuff sometimes from relatives, but at the time you don’t really think they’re weird at all. All you know is that “Hey! These come in pastel colors!” and “Ooh! There are flowers embroidered on the front!” so you just start wearing them because they’re super comfortable. Before you know it, though, you’re wearing them all the time in regular rotation until the left leg band is hanging on by a thread, and there’s a small hole in the butt…
Over time I got to thinking that this was just one of those things with my family, but then Jen and I had a talk once about getting souvenirs from the Philippines, and So-En panties came up.
Turns out I wasn’t the only one who got granny panties from relatives!
Jen said that once when her brother had gone to the Philippines for a visit, while he was having lunch at a restaurant with some aunties, they called Jen and asked if she wanted her brother to bring back any souvenirs, and the first thing she said was, “I want So-En panties. That’s it.”
Immediately, a couple of the aunties got up from the table, went to the mall and returned with boxes of So-En panties.
I actually have several pairs myself. My parents brought them back after their last trip to the motherland, and I wear them all the time (I may or may not have a pair on now, HA!).
They don’t turn me into a Victoria’s Secret Angel or anything, but I don’t care. They’re hella comfortable, and I love them. So for me, granny panties are a do! — which leads me to today’s question…
Are you down with granny panties? 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,