Darth Vader, Batman, Pants in Topman
On a rare shopping trip, the teenage son asked if I would buy him some pants. It’s my job apparently to buy the boring essential bits such as pants and socks. I wonder when this will stop being my job? When he hits 20? 30? Leaves home? When he moves in with a girlfriend where I will pass the pants baton on to her?
He said Calvin Klein. I can’t repeat what I said. But ended it with Primark. He came back with Topman.
So I’m in Topman, looking at the packs of pants, all bright colours, wondering what ones to choose, when I overhear this:
“Who would win a fight between Batman and Darth Vader?”
The price of the pants forgotten, I pick up two packs and go to the counter where I say:
“Batman.” I would have loved to have said it in a Batman voice!
|Not to scale but you get the picture|
It seemed to be the general consensus that Batman would annihilate Darth Vader.
Then came Superman v Batman which my son had explained to me the night before when I asked; “But why are they fighting each other when they’re both supposed to be on the same side?” So I was well up on the ins and outs of the superheroes from DC Comics.
Then, Thor came into the conversation (that might have been my fault) as he is my favourite superhero played superbly by Chris Hemsworth). I know, I know, he’s from Marvel Comics (which I did mention so not to look a complete doofus whilst trying to hold my own and impress the young men of Topman). All this whilst I was paying for two packs of pants.
|Cute little Thor but no Chris Hemsworh|
It was agreed that whilst both Superman and Thor are Gods, Thor would win as Superman is a bit ‘prissy’ (although Henry Cavill makes Superman rather appealing).
I was so distracted by the conversation, it hadn’t really registered until I got home that I’d spent 30 quid, yes 30 quid! on six pairs pants. (Why do we say a pair of pants, a pair of knickers, a pair of trousers when they’re obviously not pairs????)
That could possibly be the last time I buy my son the boring essentials which he probably won’t agree with but he agrees with me that Batman would whoop Darth Vader’s butt (read awesome mother son conversation here).