Several years ago, I made a comment to a co-worker that it might be time for a new pair of scrub pants as hers were so worn that they were basically transparent. "I know," she said, "but I LOVE these pants. They're my favorite pair. I just can't get rid of them."
Well-worn scrubs takes on that shiny look, don't they? They lose the cottony stiffness and get soft and pliable. Comfortable.
I've never let my scrubs get to that point, but I know a lot of you do.
We have our favorite "under scrubs" shirts, too. This is obviously one of them:
Another nurse I know has stapled the worn elbow holes of her scrub jacket closed.
Comfortable..or are we just cheap?