A PSA From Your Friendly Merch Whore

21 Sep

Last night a woman approached my booth asking about the white ladies’ fitted shirt we offer with the red glittered logo on the front. The conversation went a little something like this:

WOMAN: I need an extra large in the white shirt.
ME: Unfortunately, I only have those in smalls and mediums right now.
WOMAN: Well, let me a see a medium, then. Maybe it’ll work.

Ladies. Gentlemen. In what world should any of us truly believe if we normally wear an extra large shirt that we could ever possibly fit into a medium – especially one that is fitted through the waist? I could understand thinking you might fit into a shirt that is one size smaller than your regular size, but two? C’mon. And don’t get offended when the person behind the counter has to tell you that a medium is not going to work for you if your normally wear an extra large. A great deal of my day is spent trying to be tactful about sizing because, it turns out, a lot of people are delusional about their size or too proud to buy a size that actually fits them because they don’t like the size that’s written on the tag, even though the person selling it to them has said that the shirts run a size small. No one has to see the tag but you, and if it offends you that greatly, tear it out, but please, don’t buy and wear shirts that are two sizes too small for your body. Thank you.

Hope springs eternal.

Hope springs eternal.

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