Conversations from back in the day

While attending Missouri State I worked for a little while at a sandwich shop downtown.  One of my co-workers was a Christian theater performance major.  We had numerous conversations about god and religion, usually with her taking the conservative approach.

One day in the course of chatting while making sandwiches I asked her if she had any superstitious practices when auditioning, as many performers tend to do.  She told me that she did.  I asked her what hers was and she said…

“I don’t wear underwear.”

Not the response I anticipated.  “Why?” I asked.

“Because I find it helps me to know that I know something they don’t.”

So I tried it once.  Sure enough, it works.

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Peter N

    Now define “works”!

  • F

    just then
    three zephyr jets descend from the sky
    on an old fashoned deus ex machina
    singin’, “I ain’t wearin’ any underwear
    I ain’t wearin’ any underwear

  • Pierce R. Butler

    I hope someday you find yourself acting as a casting director when she comes in to try out for a role…

  • Joshua Fisher

    That wouldn’t work for me, I never wear underwear.

    • Martin

      Only worked for me with with a kilt or button flies. There were too many hurried whizzes followed by careless zip-ups that ended in pain and tears. So it was back to underwear for me! (Not to mention, skid marks are easier and cheaper to launder from underwear than from trousers).

  • David

    Would you buy a used car from a guy like Mitt Romney who wears magic underwear?I know I wouldn’t.