By Joanna Taylor

Don’t get caught with your pants down — unless, of course, you need a face mask in a jiffy.

Having no mask handy, the resourceful renegade objects before pausing — presumably the moment a lightbulb went off in her head.

A woman who entered a supermarket without a face covering was caught on camera taking off her thong and using it as an impromptu mask.

The unidentified woman wrapped her black underwear around her head after being warned by a security guard at a Pick n Pay supermarket in South Africa that she wouldn’t be served without one.

In the video, which was posted to Facebook, the woman can be seen talking to a security guard while waiting in the checkout queue with her shopping.

She then pulls off her underwear as other shoppers react with shock. One can be heard repeating “what’s going on”, while another applauds her on her “brilliant” ingenuity.

“Personally, I find that acceptable,” the shopper behind the woman says.

“It is a mask. Quite frankly I think the bacteria on your knickers is less than on the mask. So well done to you. Brilliant.”

But others weren’t as impressed. One Facebook user commented “this makes me sick. We sit with a serious virus and [she thinks] a G-string will save her”.





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