Monday, October 20, 2008

Pants pocket process documentation

I've been wearing the same 3 pairs of pants from North Face for almost 5 months now.

I've got a pants pocket process that I've been following for most of that time, and now I've got it down to a science. I think I could get ISO 9001 certified if I documented what I was doing. My boss Dave knows how much I *love* documenting processes (actually I'd rather jump off cliffs sometimes but I thought this one would be mildly humorous.)

My pants have a total of 7 pockets. 2 regular front pockets, 2 velcro front pockets, 1 zipper pocket inside a front pocket, and 2 rear velcro pockets.

In the front left pocket, I insert various things of importance, such as tickets or receipts that I might need later.

In the front left velcro pocket, I have my wallet. I don't put the wallet in the back pocket for security reasons.

In the front right pocket I have my soon to be trashed items, such as ticket stubs I don't need anymore and maps I don't need anymore, and ice cream or candy wrappers. I also have my camera in this pocket. I used to have my camera in the front right velcro pocket, but it was kicking the crap out of my blackberry physically so I had to separate them.

In the front right velcro pocket goes my blackberry (aka satan because it's red) all by its lonesome.

I put my phone and camera in those respective pockets because my phone has a cord on it and I don't like it sticking out of the smaller velcro pocket for security reasons. Also I take my out my camera more often than my phone (surprising, I know) and it's easier to drop in than to open and close the velcro everytime.

In the front zipper pocket goes all my loose change.

Nothing in the rear pockets usually unless I have a huge map that is annoying in my front pocket. I put it there and secretly hope it falls out when I sit down somewhere so that I don't have to deal with it.

Periodically throughout the day when I have downtime, I take out the stuff in my front left pocket and move it to the front right pocket if I don't need it anymore.

When I get to a trash can I throw away everything in my right pocket without thinking about it too much and sift quickly through the left pocket to check if anything big is disposable.

I keep all tiny tickets like subway stuff in the zipper pocket with my change because they're hard to pull out quickly on the go if they're in the big pocket.

Bored yet? If you actually read this far I commend you.


Blogger suslee said...

i know this sounds dumb but this was interesting to read 'cuz chris is a total pockets person, too! i should ask him if he has a system....

December 4, 2008 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

haha that's awesome. sounds like chris and I would get along.

December 6, 2008 at 8:58 AM  

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