An innocent misunderstanding left a bloke in a whole world of trouble when his four-year-old daughter said exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time.
Twitter user AngryManTV relates how his kid innocently asked his wife why she’d left her bra in the car.
His wife, knowing full well that she hadn’t been in the car in several weeks, let alone taken her bra off in it, fixed the hapless dad with a side-eye that could have taken the paint off a tank.
Protesting his innocence, the bloke insisted that there wasn’t a bra in his car.
Yes there is, insisted his daughter “a cup thingie with straps.”
That was enough for AngryManTV’s furious wife, and all three trooped out to the garage to get to the bottom of the mystery.
It was at that point that they found a a face mask laying between the two front seats.
it’s an easy mistake to make. The classic 3M facemask design does look a lot like a bra, and with good reason.
According to Ernest Gundling’s book “The 3M Way to Innovation: Balancing People & Profit,” the original design specs for the 3M facemask came from an unused design for a moulded, non-woven brassiere cup.
Legend has it that in the 1960s, because the burgeoning feminist movement led to a dip in bra sales, 3M executives decided to find a new purpose for the design.
The hilarious story of the ‘bra in the car’ blew up on Twitter, racking up over 160,000 likes and being retweeted over 60,000 times.
Dozens of people replied sharing similar stories, including one who told the tale of a colleague showing up to work wearing an unusual earring.
When his workmates noticed it, and asked when he had started wearing such fancy earrings, he replied: “Since my missus discovered it in passenger footwell of my car…”
AngryManTV’s heart-stopping misunderstanding actually took place all the way back in the Summer of 2018, but of course the prevalence of facemasks due to the Covid-19 pandemic has given the hilarious story a brand new topical slant.