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High waters we used to call them.  Back in the day.

Pants that expose your ankles, but were not purchased originally as capri pants.

How is it that the older a woman gets, the shorter her pant legs get?

Really – they’re not buying them that short, right?

I kind of want to walk up to these women that I am seeing at WalMart or the grocery store and ask…  “Are you using the high heat level in your dryer?  You might want to stop that.”   Or maybe “If you are getting shorter, how are your pants also getting shorter?  Through the same osteo/polyester shrinking process?”

I am getting older, and now I am worried that I will no longer be able to see my chin hairs in the mirror somehow the high-water pant thing will begin to happen to me.

Does it not feel breezy down there around the ankle?



About Claire Ziamandanis

Claire Ziamandanis is Professor of Spanish at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Over her 20 years at the college, she has been a champion for study abroad, establishing the first affiliation for Spanish students, and then working with the Study Abroad office to open the doors to students from other majors. Claire loves travel, food, wine and Spanish but not necessarily in that order!

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