Second hand bargain: Fingerless Gloves

Published: 9th Nov, 2009

Like gloves, only lacking fingers

fingerless gloves

Hands – they’re such a nuisance. We’re constantly washing the things, fiddling with the things, scratching our noses with the things. If there’s one part of the body that’s truly multi-purpose, it’s hands. Should you wish, you can even roll them up into a ball, and clout someone in the face with one, rather than state your displeasure using boring old words. Hands, some might argue, can issue a million sod offs with just one action. And yet, for all that is good about them, hands can also turn your world upside down, be it by deciding to emit a sludge of oozing sweat-grease moments before an important handshake, or trembling uncontrollably through a career-defining presentation. Sometimes they might even become really smelly, just when you needed them to be subtle. Hands – who’d want them? Anyway, by far the worst time to have a set of hands is during glove season, when everything that you’d normally do becomes a million times more difficult – from threading a needle, through tying your shoelaces, to rolling a magnificent cigarette, to massaging generous lugs of olive oil into a loved-one’s hungry buttocks. So, what the hell are we supposed to do? The answer to that conundrum was unearthed just this weekend, when friend of the site Ian decided to have a look in his local Be A Friend to Tigers – or some such. “I don’t often buy gloves, because I hate the things,” he told us, obviously unaware that he was singing to the choir, “but when I saw a set of fingerless ones, I couldn’t resist.” They are, of course, the miracle item, that keep half of your hands warm, whilst allowing your fingers to go nakedly about their day-to-day business. They’re a marvel. We might even get some. So come on Ian, how much for this great example of modern technology? “A quid”

Amazing sticking-it-to-the-recession!

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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