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What's your Size?

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I became extremely irritated this morning. I had stepped into a boutique to see if I could try on a pair of jeans that fit. You're normally allowed to take a look around, but this owner addressed me in a rather harsh voice inquiring about my size.
I'm still too sensitive on this matter, and, furthermore, I have no idea.
My clothes range from 48 to 42 (US sizes 16-8) depending on labels , piece and/or quality of clothes.
My only certainty is my bra size, for the rest I try on clothes, and choose according to how I look like, not the label. Not my Size, which is an entity which does not exist.
But the shop owner with her silly smile confronted me with a situation I had experienced thousand times.
It's like a date with a married man. You just have no hope, and he's like enjoying your disappointment,, and I did not want to experience this anymore.
The shop owner only displayed 38/40 sizes , like it often happens as they're left-overs from other shops and nobody wears these sizes and with no hope for me they'd fit .... A nice Calvin Klein pair of jeans I had spotted was a 38 which is crazy for any adult person.
If you try them on a you get out of the shop feeling fat and unhappy, sometimes with the owner laughing at your attempt.
So I simply said 'Thanks' and walked out proudly without answering.
I owe it to you my dear friends.
PS European sizes 38/40 are more or less 4/6 US.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHICCHANTAL 1/10/2013 5:23PM

    Sizing drives me nuts. I'm anything from a UK 18 to 22, depending what it is and where I bought it. In fact I may be a 16 in some things, just I haven't got any 16s any more.

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MANDIETERRIER1 1/10/2013 2:38PM

    It can be frustrating. I know I can wear anywhere from a size 6 to a size 12 depending on the manufacturer.

And then you have the smarmy boutique owner who seemed almost joyful that she didn't have your size.

Have you ever seen the movie Pretty Woman? The Vivian Ward walks into a boutique and the salesperson wont wait on her because she thinks that Vivian isn't good enough. So then Vivian comes back the next day in her designer duds with loads of shopping bags and tell the salesperson that she went elsewhere and they were happy to help her.

You can do that when you reach your goal weight. Tell her that now that you need an entirely new wardrobe, you wont be getting it from her.

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PHEBESS 1/9/2013 10:50PM

    Wow, she really doesn't know how to promote the business, does she?

And yeah, clothing can be frustrating - my clothes range from M (size 10 or so?) to XL (size 12-16, depends on the brand). Drives me nuts - I tend to stick with brands that I know fit me.

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MPETERSON2311 1/9/2013 2:18PM

    how rude! I wish I could tell you what I do when I go shopping- but I don't. Clothes are something I struggle with too.

I do remember being really pissed off that Wal-Mart started charging more for plus sizes...that felt like some sort of discrimination to me. Not to mention their clothes aren't even that good of a quality.

Don't worry. You are beautiful no matter what you wear! emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 1/9/2013 8:55AM

    I don't think any one has asked me that question as you could be shopping for someone else. Plus women's sizes are so different from brand to brand here in the USA. Someone told me once look at our pet yes dog and cats. Have you noticed that some are natural large and other are small. God has made use the same in all different sizes.

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GOANNA2 1/9/2013 8:30AM

    Forget about the snoty salesperson. She's the one with
the problem. I hate shopping for clothes for that same reason.
Each brand in Australia is cut differently, especially if they are
made in Asia. I've bought a 14 which is too big and a 16 that is
too tight. Go figure. emoticon

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JOHNTJ1 1/9/2013 8:01AM

    Im an expert at this after being married to the same wonderful person for close to 40 years. I dont believe there are ANY clothes that fit exactly as they should, top to bottom or other wise. (It's why I sit on a bench reading while she shops)

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JANEMARIE77 1/9/2013 7:56AM

    Way to go. You are strong and proud and have every right to tell and show the world do proud of you you are amazing

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KITKAT717 1/9/2013 7:18AM

    Hi there..don't sweat this. This sales clerk has some deep issues. First what is she trying to compensate for in her life (what is she feeling bad about) that she needs to make others feel bad in order to feel better? You are better off not giving a company that allows their staff to treat customers terribly your hard earned money. In the past, I have also been mistreated by store staff. I did go online and file a complaint with the comany! I hope you won't let this keep you from window shopping in other stores!

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