Blame the economy, the recession/depression, high unemployment, or the political party of your choice, but lady's panty manufacturers have said that they can no longer afford to sell "day of the week" panties in packages of seven. All new packages being produced will now only contain six pairs.
Monday through Friday will still be included in packages, but Saturday and Sunday will be combined into "Weekend."
Beverly Morganstern of Lacey Underthings Manufacturing said that "most women just tend to laze around on the weekend anyway, or get picked up in a bar Saturday and spend the night in some strangers house and just wear the same underwear the next day. Because of this, we figured we could cut out that day."
"It was either that or remove the extra cotton panel. We can't cut down on the amount of elastic, as we've already cut that to the bare minimum."
Women who work weekends are not pleased with the change. Rhea Morrison of Chicago said "I don't want to wear the same stinking pair of weekend panties two days in a row! People at work wouldn't think much of the way I smell and I don't want to lose my job just because some panty company wants to cut costs."
Morganstern suggested that women who feel like this "should buy two packages, so that they have two pair of weekend panties. This would also give her back-ups for the days of the week and a spare pair for whichever day she does laundry."
In a related story, men's briefs' manufacturers said that they will reduce the number of tighty whiteys in packages from six to four, meaning that each pair should be worn for three months straight instead of two over the course of a year (until your wife or mother buy's you a new package next Christmas).