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September 15, 2009 6:35 PM   Subscribe

Return My Pants! There is no "About" page, or FAQ, or even site directions. You have two choices: Lend or Borrow.
posted by cjorgensen (31 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'll quote Monty Python's The Argument Sketch here: "What a stupid concept."
posted by GavinR at 6:40 PM on September 15, 2009


Sez the man without pants...
posted by The Power Nap at 6:46 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah, right. Like a few emails are going to make my ex-boyfriend return my copy of Dispatches.

I MARRIED A BETTER MAN AND FOUND ANOTHER COPY, YOU JERK
posted by timeo danaos at 6:48 PM on September 15, 2009 [11 favorites]


What the font?
posted by setanor at 6:49 PM on September 15, 2009


yep, it's easier to fill out that form than to just type an e/mail address and say "give me back my frigging pants"....
posted by HuronBob at 6:56 PM on September 15, 2009


Is this one of the TechCrunch50 start-ups? Sure seems like one.
posted by wendell at 6:59 PM on September 15, 2009


No privacy policy, too. Who the hell needs that?
posted by setanor at 6:59 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


People still wear pants?
posted by bondcliff at 7:04 PM on September 15, 2009


Neither a lender nor borrower SHOULD WEAR PANTS.
posted by explosion at 7:05 PM on September 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Is this one of the TechCrunch50Psst?
posted by Mblue at 7:06 PM on September 15, 2009


Is this something I need to wear pants to care about?
posted by qvantamon at 7:12 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I just posted it so I could ask someone to lend me $5 so I can get a sockpuppet. Does kinda suck they have no privacy policy.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:15 PM on September 15, 2009


Also, next time say PLEASE
posted by setanor at 7:26 PM on September 15, 2009


I thought this was going to be a Flash game in the vein of Don't Shit Your Pants, and was sorely disappointed.
posted by homuncula at 7:42 PM on September 15, 2009


No privacy policy, too.
According to the source there should be:

<div id="footer">
<strong>ReturnMyPants.com</strong>
<em>Track your stuff™</em>
<p>copyright © 2008</p>
<ul>
<li><a id="advLink" href="/adv/index.shtml">advertise</a> |</li>
<li><a id="plLink" href="/privacy.shtml">privacy</a> |</li>
<li><a id="dcLink" href="/disclaimer.shtml">terms/disclaimer</a> |</li>
<li><a id="ctLink" href="/contact.shtml">contact us</a> |</li>
</ul>
</div>
posted by tellurian at 7:50 PM on September 15, 2009


If someone who needs daily online reminders to return my pants possesses them, I don't want them back, because chances are they haven't been receiving the necessary daily online reminders to maintain good hygiene.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 8:20 PM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


You know who ELSE wore pants...?
posted by darkstar at 8:45 PM on September 15, 2009


Wow, Don't Shit Your Pants is a really tough game.

If you borrow something from a friend you see every week or two, you should give it back the very next time you see them.

I have a friend who is really bad at returning things he borrows. Over the course of our friendship he has failed to return about 1 in 4 things I've ever lent him. Literally if I lent him four DVDs in a pile I would not expect to ever get all four back. Inevitably one has been lost or he will claim I never lent it to him. That was pretty irritating, but worse is when he lends it out to his friends and they don't return it to him. Yeah you can buy me another one then pal. A lot of my favourite comics and DVDs over the years have gone away and never come back that way. Eventually I got fed up, and earlier this year offically declared I'd never loan him another piece of my property. Too bad, because our taste in movies and reading material has quite a big overlap. I don't like having gaps in my collections anyhow, and TBH trading movies and comics started to feel pretty childish/lame once we passed 30.
posted by autodidact at 9:05 PM on September 15, 2009


What a great tool for the passive-aggressive in all of us. I love it.
posted by chemoboy at 9:34 PM on September 15, 2009


I just dropped in to say...






PANTS.
posted by louche mustachio at 10:20 PM on September 15, 2009


Neither a lender nor borrower SHOULD WEAR PANTS.

...for pants oft lose themselves and friend,
and pants-wearing dulls the edge of husbandry.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 3:39 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


The best part about this idea is the name. "Pants" means something different to a great many visitors, I'm sure.
posted by clvrmnky at 5:06 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't lend anything out anymore. I gift it. If I get it back I consider it a gift in return. I won't lend anything I am unwilling or unable to replace (assuming I still want my own).

I lent out a copy of "Note on Blood Meridian" to someone who lent it to someone else who had it stolen. I went on Amazon and abe.com only to find out the book I;d bought for $12 was now selling between $400-$1200. This has been reissued, so I have a copy again, and no, you can't borrow it.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:17 AM on September 16, 2009


I am assuming that "pants" here is in the US not the UK sense, because I am not even going to think about people lending each other underpants. LA LA LA I CAN'T SEE YOU.
posted by Sidhedevil at 8:12 AM on September 16, 2009


Customer service at it's finest!
posted by alshain at 8:20 AM on September 16, 2009


Neat concept, I’m gonna let you guys finish, but Billmonk is one of the best lending sites of all time...
posted by samsara at 8:40 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't lend anything out anymore. I gift it.

Yes. You have to be some sort of uptight to lend things to your friends and expect them back.

Sometimes the guys in the donut/coffee stand by my subway station spot me coffee even if I'm short. They say "no, you can pay us tomorrow." When I try to pay them back the next day they get pissed off! It's obviously a stealth gift. That is the right attitude!
posted by kathrineg at 8:50 AM on September 16, 2009


Cool story, bro.

(If we're going to get all memeish in here)
posted by kathrineg at 8:51 AM on September 16, 2009


uh, well, I like this. I may well use. I am constantly forgetting all the books I lend out to people, and some of my friends are very forgetful too. This was, I can remind myself, IN THE FUTURE, of what I have lent out.

Yes, I realize I could just make a list.
posted by taliaferro at 11:07 PM on September 16, 2009


way. This way. This is the way. This is the way my comment ends.
posted by taliaferro at 11:08 PM on September 16, 2009


ehh... I wanted to like this, I really did...

damn my uppity tastes!
posted by FerociousTurnip at 8:40 PM on September 17, 2009


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