Monday, July 22, 2013

Day 22: Stepping on the Soapbox

This is such a timely prompt for me right now!

Two summers I got a great pair of shorts.  As it was near the end of the summer, they were sold out everywhere, even online, otherwise, I'd have bought a few pairs.  Fast forward to this summer.  Back to said store as they brought that style of shorts back!  Yeah!  I was so excited and went straight in to pick up a few pairs.  Lucky me, there was a big sale going on, so the shorts were half-off.  Unlucky me, there was, once again, only one pair in stock that fit me.

(stepping on the soap box)

The pair of shorts I bought two years ago were my semi-typical size.  As I wore them, they stretched a bit (or I lost weight, who knows) and they got to be too big, but still wearable.  The pair of shorts I bought this year were a size LARGER than the previous pair, and are just a smidge tight on me!

What gives?!  Same store.  Same style.  Same shorts.  Totally different fit!  I mean, I'm holding the shorts next to each other, reading the size labels, and they are totally off base!  The larger size short is actually smaller than the smaller size short!  Seriously people, what gives?  Are you trying to add to the already messed up body-image that many women carry with them?    I mean come on.  An eight is an eight is an eight.  At least that's how I think it should be.  Not an eight one summer, which becomes a ten the  next, which becomes a twelve the next, yet all three pairs of shorts are exactly the same.

This frustrates me and if it weren't for two plus years working on recovery, it would really depress me, too.

(stepping off the soapbox)

Day 22 Prompt: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off.)


  1. I hear ya! What I am trying to focus on isn't the size ... it's how I feel ~ I allowed myself to gain 50 pounds and have worked hard to loose 35 of them this past year. My goal has been to get back into the 9/10 I once wore, but, I feel great ... even if the tag says 11/12. Judi

    1. I wish that clothing wasn't tagged. Maybe that would make things easier on our egos!

  2. Ha! I have jeans that are 8s that fit me and 6s that fit me. And 6s that are too big, and 8s that fall off. It's right irritating, it is!

    1. It's so bizarre the way the world of clothing sizing has shifted! Makes me nuts!


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