Help Solve The Mystery!

While vacationing in Santa Barbara, California, my husband, Danny, and I walked to the farmers’ market. I spied something enveloped in a garden bed. I took a double take. Yep. It appears someone partied hard Friday night and trounced home naked or in their boxers or thong. I left the pair of jeans in their new habitat and didn’t investigate for size or gender. I didn’t want to find *gulp* underwear.

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The de-pantsing (unpantsing?), took place around the corner from the main drag, State Street, and one mile from the ocean.

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Why did someone take off their pants and why did they toss them into a garden along the sidewalk? Any ideas? Clues? Anyone?

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What do you think happened? PLEASE leave your answer to the mystery in the comments. 

Would you have picked up the jeans to investigate further? Would you have checked to see if they were your size and introduced them to your habitat? Have you ever lost your pants?

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91 thoughts on “Help Solve The Mystery!

  1. Well, considering the positioning, I’m going with they are either the victim or hero of a rebellious rant. “I don’t want to wear pants!” “Stick it to the man and his laws!” “Why can’t I just wear the body I was born with without restrictions?” “Take these pants and shove it!” Happily runs down the street singing “Born Free As Free As The Wind Blows”

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    • Good for you, Diana! I bet they were “adopted” the end of the farmers’ market. Tons of people walked by them. I have bought clothes at garage sales and consignment shops. What’s the difference? 🙂

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  2. It is obvious, indeed, that someone did the naughty Macarena in the poison ivy patch; as evidenced by the three-leaved little devils just north of the jeans (whatever happened to the word ‘dungarees’? That is where they originated; steer wrestlers plying their trade in the dung.). But – – – I wander.
    So once he/she/it realized that the ‘jeans’ were saturated with poison ivy – – – it would be best to leave them were they saw their last action.

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  3. I always wonder why shoes end up on the side of the road, but I’ve never come across abandoned pants! Maybe they belong to a teleporter. Good think you left them. He’ll need them when he teleports back. 😉

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  4. I too at first thought about the aliens that took this person. But, then changed my mind when I could not envision an alien as a naturist. So, how about the jeans/parent idea? Could be they bought new jeans and wanted to change into them before going to the clam bake down at the beach.??? Maybe there was morte than one person and their game of strip poker was interupted without time to recover the jeans on the run?? How about a dare, no, it would have to be a triple dare for this one!? Well, I know for sure, this person was as confused as my answers above! But….you should definately check the pockets! This could have been Scott of the Kardashians in one of his drunken stuppers, and there could be a wad of money, or a set of keys to a cool ride there.

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    • I love your ideas. Strip poker or a clambake are great possibilities. I never thought to check the pockets! GAH!!! They were probably Scott’s!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Gosh, all the best answers have been taken already! Let’s see…hmm…ooh yes! Some people are offended by seeing naked plants and so make it their job to go around and place clothes on them to encourage plant modesty.

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  6. My first thought would be,”Where’s the body?” I watch to many CSI like shows. Ha! No I wouldn’t have picked them up and no I have never intentionally lost my pants ha!

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  7. Oh, ew… I don’t think I could pick them up with my bare hands because, ew. If they were shed after a wild night I don’t want to know what is on them. 🙂 I hope who ever they belong to had fun!

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  8. On a car trip once with my then girlfriend’s family, I started yelling and they stopped the car, whereupon I leapt out and shed my pants very quickly indeed at the side of the road. They had a wasp in them, and he was in a particularly bad mood. I would have left them there, too, had he not flown away after a final painful zap.
    I would have investigated those shorts. I probably would have picked them up with sticks or leaves, but I certainly would have tried to satisfy curiosity.

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    • Of course! Wasps! I would shed mine too. That must have been the worst since they keep on stinging!

      Something about those jeans put me off.. I think it was because it appeared they had been stepped out of instead of cast off. Hey. Maybe that’s the real mystery. Why didn’t I complete my investigation? I’m normally not afraid of anything.

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    • It was in the high 60’s while we where there, but maybe he or she went clubbing and hit the dance floor for a couple of hours. It takes a while to cool down unless pant-less. 🙂 Good idea!

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  9. Nope, I would not touch those. Packets containing items stolen from stores are often seen here in public flower beds. I guess if someone changed into a pair of stolen jeans under the cover of darkness they would leave the filthy pair behind.

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  10. Since I’ve watched untold numbers of items of every sort fly off piles of unguarded, unstrapped stuff in the backs of pickup trucks (piece of roofing material completely knocked off my side mirror once on the freeway), I’m voting for some idiot who set the jeans on top of stuff in a pickup and never noticed when it flew off…

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  11. That’s so funny…weird but funny nonetheless. I don’t think I would have been creeped out much. More like upset that they thew it on the plant and jacked up its habitat. I probably would have picked them up and put them in the trash. But if it was near a building or windows…then some chic must have thrown them out the window in fit of rage while she was arguing with her dude, because we’re crazy in an argument. Or maybe she was driving and threw them out because she had just done his laundry and he said something ridiculous and she snapped … so his favorite worn-our blue jeans went flying out of her Honda Civic and they landed in the garden. Yup. That could be it. Or maybe I watch too much TV.

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  12. It’s always odd to see someone’s closet in odd places, like a shoe here or there, as I find occasionally along the road. But, never a pair of pants. It was a warm day and so they changed, ditched the pants with plans to go back and get them on the way home, but someone else had snagged them and was wearing them. Interesting.

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  13. I found a girl’s dress in the park one morning when walking the dog. Would have fitted a thirteen year old. No underwear. The park is surrounded by houses, so I often wonder if she made it home unobserved.

    Thanks for the follow. Really like your blog.

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  14. We live near the beach, so we see this all the time – although not usually shorts. That does lend itself to a wider range of thinking than errant flip flops showing up. If I saw this on a Saturday morning, I’d imagine somebody had a fun Friday night!

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