There were raised eyebrows and scrunched-up faces in the Battambang commune of Tapon yesterday when it was revealed that a local man had been wearing some of his underpants for more than 20 years!
The man, who wishes to remain nameless, made the sad admission after two neighbours were spotted 'chuckling' at his underpants as they hung, drying on the washing line in his garden.
The neighbours, a pair of old witches, commented on the 'lack of elasticity' the underkegs had, and raised doubts as to whether they would stay up when worn.
The man angrily retorted that the clothing was of 'superior quality' having been bought from Marks and Spencer in around 1996, and would very likely outlive the two old crones discussing them.
The two women first looked shocked, then burst into fits of uncontrolled laughter, for some reason. A crowd soon gathered, with people coming from many of the surrounding villages for a glimpse of the man's 'exotic' unelasticated underwear.
Eventually, the man declared that his sodden underpants were "dry", and took them into the house, where he has remained ever since.