I was listening to some Demetri Martin recently, and he’s got this bit about pj pants having pockets.
I got some new pajamas with pockets in ’em. Which is great, because before that, I used to have to hold stuff when I slept. But now I’m like, ‘Where’s my planner? There it is. “Keep sleeping.” All right, perfect.’
While this is chuckle-worthy and all, it got me to thinking, “Yeah. Why do my pajamas have pockets?” Some posit they exist for those “stay at home and never getting out of your pajamas” days so you can easily transport your cell or, perhaps, some cash if you gotta run to the 7-11 across the street for jerky and milk. Viable reasons, sure, but do they justify the need? I’ve seen some go as far as to include the back pocket, ususally designated on a regular pair of pants for the wallet. If you’re going somewhere in which you will be required to pull out your wallet, pajama pants are not acceptable. Picture if you will the type of person that wear sleepwear to travel. They are the same bunch that hold up security lines at the airport because they forgot to put their Pert Plus in a baggie.
So, my loyal readers, I implore you to inform me, What’s with pockets on pajama pants?