You know something's seriously wrong when I'm sharing balebusta tips, but this it will give my mother-in-law nachas and she deserves it. Okay, listen up, everyone, cuz I'm only gonna say this once! Y'know there's a prominent Murphy's Law that any time you're out somewhere important your zipper breaks, your daughter's skirt tears, or your button falls off? And, of course, you're nowhere in the vicinity of a sewing kit (not that I'd know how to use one, even if it happened to be surgically implanted in my left arm...But I lie. I CAN sew; I just DON'T sew. Actually, my husband is the official tailor in our household, a remnant from his yeshivah days! Wow, this is a run-on parentheses!) and the one thing you're pining for is...A SAFETY PIN!!
Well, folks, today I did the deed. While checking out of a tchotchkes store, I spotted, on the counter, a little set of safety pins. A little alarm went off in my head and I grabbed two sets. And now, here's the household tip: I'M PINNING A SAFETY PIN INTO THE LINING OF EVERY ONE OF MY PURSES!! And the diaper bag. Is that brilliant, or what? :-)
Now watch all our zippers magically last forever. sigh.
About Riva Pomerantz
I'm a freelance writer, widely published in several magazines including the internationally-distributed Ami Magazine and Mishpacha Jewish Family Weekly. Riva's work also appears on the award-winning website www.aish.com, amongst others. You can buy my books here.