Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thoughts on underwear


Are the salespeople at Victoria's Secret super aggressive?

To whit - I hate shopping. I order everything I can online, except when I want to get CDs or books, because I love record stores (sadly, they seem to be dying out) and bookstores (not the big box kind.)

So when I shop for anything else that is not a gift (because I do like picking out gifts), I am on a mission. I know exactly what I want. If it's an item of clothing, I try it on just to make sure it'll fit, since quality control in most places tends to suck.

Last weekend I went shopping for bras. No less than six salespeople at Victoria's Secret asked if they could help me. It's not a huge store, either. So by person #5, I finally said, "Not to be rude, but you're the fifth person (and then the sixth person) to ask me that, and I know exactly what I am looking for."

Finally I find it and then when I go to the fitting room they ask for my name. Um, what? Do they want to invite me for dinner? Have a first name to match a description in case I steal a bra? ("Her name was Riot Kitty, and she ran off with a black 38C!")

Then after I managed to get things purchased without signing up for a Victoria's Secret credit card or giving them my phone number (maybe they want to ask me out on a date?), I complained to a friend.

Her reply: "They make bras in your size?"

But even before I wrote this, I just read the funniest lingerie-related blog ever at WIGSF. I dare you not to pee your pants laughing. Then you can shop for more underwear.

24 comments:

Logical Libby said...

I just got fitted for a bra last week. Then I was in such a hurry I just said I would take the first one that felt right.

We now have to take out a second mortgage.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Either they think you're a shoplifter or want a peek of your boobs.

Lynn said...

I went in there just for a bra once and came out with $238 worth of bras and matching (uncomfortable) panties AND a credit card.

Good for you - I was a pushover! But I won't be back.

WhatIGotSoFar said...

You know, if you bought bras at the dollar store, this wouldn't be an issue for you.

G said...

Ummm...yah.

is speechless

LL Cool Joe said...

Having never been near this store, I can't comment. I could but I won't. ;)

And I don't wear pants, so I can't pee in them either. ;)

Claire said...

Dude. I hear you.

Cxx

Cake Betch said...

That is exactly why I don't shop there. I HAAAAAAAAATE how they're all fucking over you from the minute you walk in the door. Whenever they bug me about bra sizing I tell them they don't carry bras in my size. And they don't, because my boobs are stupid big for my size because they got huge when I got fat but not small when I got thinner. Bullshit. I can only get bras from Macys.
I am just rambling.

Riot Kitty said...

Libby: Yep, right with you.
GB: I have to wonder.
L: Good Lord! I did have their credit card a long time ago, but it was too easy to use :)
WIGSF: You know...until I read your blog, I did not know the Dollar Store sold undergarments. I wonder (shudder) if they do sell bras.
G: A first!
Joey: You could, so you should! And, seriously? :)
C: Yep, we've all been here unfortunately...
CB: OK, so it's not just me. I'll check out Macy's!

Marnie said...

Definitely not an uplifting experience ;0) I hate bra shopping too. I also prefer record stores and books.

Mike_D said...

Give me a call next time, I'll help....

PS you had me at the word bra.

:)

A Beer for the Shower said...

This happens to me every single time I go in there. It's ridiculous how much they hound me.

"Can I help you?"

"Can I have your name?"

"Will you leave, sir? The police will be here shortly. And take off that teddy."

Can't a man shop in peace???

Dr. Cynicism said...

My wife complains about the same thing, she hates those damn Victoria's Secret people. Also, that pic is hilarious! Great blog!

G said...

Long line of firsts this week.

Riot Kitty said...

M: Bwahaha! I wish I would have thought of that.
Mike: You're on! ;)
ABFTS: OK I almost laughed so hard I had to go to Victoria's Secret again...
Dr. C: Thanks! I'll stop by yours as well.
G: I'm flattered ;)

John McElveen said...

Breast post I've read all week. Tit for Tat I say! Rope em if ya got em!

J

I don't know what ANY of that meant--I went into a stupor after reading about measuring breasts.......That must be Victoria's Secret. Maybe if I say that in Home Depot.........I'll get some Plumbing help!

Be back later!

Granny Annie said...

Bra shopping is personal and sacred and should not be open to ridicule or disturbance. I own at least 150 bras and two fit nicely but one of the two squeaks.

Darth Weasel said...

does seem to be a shopping trend. I blame it on Walmart of all places. their greeters...designed to make it a welcoming experience...led to competition between stores to provide the highest level of service.

Yet when I ask the best looking ones for service i get slapped...

Sandra said...

I'm ashamed to admit that now I'm wondering if your friend's comment means your boobs are so big no bra would fit you or their so small, you don't even need one...I know, my mind goes to all the wrong places, no need to point that out.

ileana said...

I hate being attacked like that at the mall (unless it's by an israeli trying to sell me $300 eye cream who happens to look like Johnny Depp in "Chocolat"...that would be a different story...which I've written about.) :)

Six salespeople wanting to help you buy a bra? Ay Dios Mio, chica, they can't be THAT big!!

PS - Your link (WIGSF) was hilarious. Loved his "othing too good for my boys" line, not to mention his list of things he wouldn't buy at the Dollar Store. LMAO

ileana said...

That should've read "Nothing is too good for my boys." I LOVED that!! Wish I had "boys" for a day so I could use that line. lol

Riot Kitty said...

John: Thanks - I think ;) As for the measuring...I've never wanted anyone to do that. I'd rather do trial and error trying things on.
GA: It squeaks?! How does that happen exactly?
Darth: LMAO!
Sandra: LOL! The rest of her comment was, "I thought they made small bras with a lot of padding for people who wanted to fake it? And I always wonder how that plays out when the bra comes off."
I: LOL! Be careful what you wish for! And no, they're not that big. I think what they were eying was a big commission.

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...

Hahaha, I got here from A Beer for the Shower and I LOVE your blog.

Interesting lingerie experience. Sadly, the only thing stuck in my head now is "38C" and...

*SOBS*

(Yes, I'm kind of in the boobs obsession phase flat-chested teenage girls go through. )

Riot Kitty said...

LDML: Thanks!