- The lady who did my bra fitting was not particularly attractive and talked with her mouth full
- Just prior to the fitting, I ate a massive bowl of garlicky pasta
- As a result of #2 (hee hee!), I quite likely had garlic breath and herbs in my teeth
"Huh," I thought, absentmindedly adjusting my constantly loose bra straps, "I COULD use a new bra."
I suggested we pop in and my husband heartily agreed. (Perv.) The store was empty apart from the saleslady, who ambled toward us eating something with her mouth open. (Grapes, as it turned out.)
She looked at me. Her gaze drifted down, where, through my tee-shirt, she could plainly see the outlines of my ill-fitting bra. This amazing bra had stretched to the point where it was completely separate from my flesh, leaving a bagged-out tent in the front of my tee-shirt. I fidgeted with the straps again, but no amount of tightening was going to fix that stupid gap.
The saleslady used her tongue to push a half-chewed wad of grapes to one cheek.
"Need a fitting?" she smirked.
"Hahahaha! Yes, I guess so!" I giggled, like a mentally unstable 12 year old. "You can probably see the one I'm wearing doesn't fit so well!! Hahaha!"
"Mmm-hmmm," she mumbled through the grapes. She motioned listlessly for me to follow her to the back.
"He can sit over here," she tossed over her shoulder, indicating some black leather chairs in the middle of the store. My husband was mesmerized by the full-size pictures of women in their undergarments and didn't hear her.
"HONEY!" I shouted, as the saleslady and I made our way to the back of the store. He peeled his eyes reluctantly from one of the pictures. He wasn't even able to formulate a response. He just raised his eyebrows at me.
"SIT! HERE! WHEN YOU GET TIRED OF STANDING THERE!" I pointed to the chairs. He nodded and didn't budge.
Well, I didn't have time to worry about my husband's sudden regression to adolescence. It was Time for the Fitting! The saleslady and I squashed into a minuscule dressing room. She finished her grapes with a loud gulp and asked me to take off my shirt.
"Oh, BOY!" I laughed manically. "I'm so embarrassed about the bra I wore today! See, all of the others are in the wash..." I trailed off. She was looking at me pityingly.
"Yeah, everyone says that."
I silently took off my shirt and stood, pale and vulnerable, in front of her, my grayish-brownish bra bagging out in front of me. I easily could have stored a half-dozen of her grapes in the gap in front of each cup.
"Lift." She gestured to my grotesquely flabby arms.
I lifted. Out of nowhere she whipped a measuring tape and measured just above and just below my bra.
"I'll be back," she said, flinging the curtain aside. Fortunately, the store was still empty; no one saw me hunched in shame in my shapeless, dingy bra. I noticed my husband had managed to unroot himself from in front of the half-nekkid lady pictures and had settled in to one of the leather chairs. He was fiddling with his phone. I prayed that he wasn't going to do something embarrassing like take pictures inside the store.
The saleslady shuffled back, having apparently refreshed her supply of grapes, which she was chewing with relish.
"BVJGDHJSGY," she said, thrusting a pile of bras my way.
I took "BVJGDHJSGY" to mean, "TRY THESE ON, BAGGY-BRA LADY, AND BEGONE WITH YOU!"
I snatched the bras and snapped the curtain closed. I tried the first one on. Not bad.... I could see the saleslady lurking just outside the curtain.
"It fit?" she barked.
"Yes..." and before I could finish she had crammed herself back into the tiny dressing room.
"That's a 32D," she announced. "What size is...THAT one?"
She grimaced and pointed to the bra I had discarded on the floor.
"32B," I peeped.
"Yep, most women don't have a clue what size they really are. Try the rest on," she ordered and left again.
I was still reeling from the fact that I was fitting in to a 32D. A *D*!! Ha! I whipped off the bra and tried on the next one: a C. It, too, fit. Then I picked up an improbable-looking 32DD. Okay, was this lady on drugs? I put it over one shoulder and could tell there was not a chance in hell it would fit. I flung it aside and tried on another D. It fit! What the hell? I peeked out from the curtains. She was still hovering nearby. My husband appeared to be dozing in the chair.
"Um, excuse me?" I began. "How is it possible I'm fitting into a D?"
She rambled something about the cup size relative to the other measurements she had taken. It didn't make a bit of sense. Plus, it vaguely involved math (well, numbers anyway), so I automatically tuned out. Who cares, anyway? I was going home with a damn 32D bra! I didn't care if physically I hadn't changed one iota from the "carpenter's dream" some total a-hole had once called me (...'cause I was flat as a board...HAHAHAHA, get it? His wit knew no bounds.)
I even have the pictures to prove it.
|I will now be strolling about town in SEDUCTIVE COMFORT in my new size...|
|This may LOOK like a tag I ripped off the bra, but it's totally not.|
"Hey, THAT'S not particularly comfortable," I said to myself, seductively.
Turns out, the stupid bra had a wire thingy that was starting to poke into the flesh that gathers in a dough-like bulge just under my armpit. So I returned it. And wept. But once, yes once, I wore a D!