The Monday Peeve 16

Monday Peeve cat

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the #TMP tag, and link back to me (or not ~ I dgaf), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen! I have feelings!


As I reorganize my drawers after moving, I realize I have a ton of random buttons. Some are loose and some are in little packets. Others have a length of matching thread attached. To which article of clothing do these buttons belong? Hell if I know! I stuck them all in a baggie and smooshed them behind my lingerie, never to be seen again, probably. Luckily, they don’t take up much space.

But it’s annoying! Many articles of clothing have spare buttons sewn into an inside seam or pocket. That way, if you lose a button, you know exactly where to find a matching one. You don’t have to hunt through the button baggie in hopes of stumbling on the right replacement. Why can’t all spare buttons be done this way instead of coming in those silly packets or separately loose?

And what about stuff I’ve dumped? Their spare buttons may still be hopelessly waiting in the baggie forever, while some poor soul who picks up my old sweater at Goodwill might never be able to find the matching replacement button. What a tragic scenario! 😢

Remember folks, no peeve is too minor for TMP. We don’t judge.


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15 responses to “The Monday Peeve 16

  1. I’ve been accumulating buttons for 20-some-odd years, and I’m sure that very few if any of them belong to clothing I currently own.

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  2. Sometimes it’s just buttons being pressed, like mine have been today!

    I feel a TMP is due!

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  3. I probably have a bunch of buttons stashed away somewhere, too. Now, though, I don’t think anything I wear even has buttons at all. Just pull over sweaters or tees for me. 🙂

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  4. I’ve never owned clothing that came with extra buttons tho my husband’s clothes have, mostly his dress shirts, and those extra buttons that come in packets have been thrown into a small basket on his dresser. I’m trying to remember if I ever used any – because surely men’s shirts drop buttons – but then I can’t sew, not even a button, so I’m guessing somewhere along the line they have all been tossed. I think I’ll pop off to check that small basket – see what’s in there…

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  5. Here we go mi’lady 🙂

    Many thanks for allowing me to express my peeve this Monday 🙂

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  7. Good point! I have saved all those spares, knowing I wouldn’t know which one went with which garment (or even if I still had that garment). Also: Why don’t I just sew them to the garment myself, in the first place?

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