2004-08-24 22:19 - Rants
Nothing personal. You just make life so hard. I'm not going to get into a tirade, but here's the tip of the iceberg. This past weekend (and more recently) I've been doing shopping for clothes. I don't want to, but they're instituting a new dress code at work and my current clothes pretty much don't meet it.
So I have three requirements. My shirts have to have buttons, dress code requirement. They have to have short sleeves, personal thing. And they have to fit. Whoa big problem with that last one. Taking the first two into account, things are OK and there's a decent selection, I can generally pick out things I like for decent prices. But oh!! Large here, extra large there. Pants? Mostly 40 inch waist and (way) up. Where's the clothes to fit normal people? Makes it quite a challenge.
I ended up buying some underwear too. Oh yes, very chic, just look past it. I was aiming for 32 inch waistband. I generally wear my pants 2 (1 when I can find it but that's rare) inches bigger than that, but underwear (briefs! don't get me started on boxers) needs to be snug. No joke, 34 was the smallest size there was. I took the chance, and it fits ok, but they are generally a bit bigger than what I'd call best.
There's too many fat people out there, and too many companies catering to their needs.