While I was Shopping, Part 2

I’ve had more adventures in shopping!

I am the type of shopper that doesn’t usually buy things the first time I see them, especially if they are on the expensive side or not on sale. I like to think about it for a while.

I did this with a pair of jeans recently. I saw them in the store and thought they were cute. I don’t need a new pair of jeans and they were expensive to me, so I thought about them. Then I thought about them more, and more, and more. I even started to make outfits in my mind and I knew when I would wear these jeans. I decided to buy them finally.

I went to one location and they were out of my size. I went to a second location and they were out of my size. I went to a third location and they were out of my size. I went online and they were out of my size.

This is one of my pet peeves. I am a “normal” size. According to the internet the average size of a woman in America is a size 12-14.

How come then in most stores there are only one or two items in stock in sizes 10 and up, and what seems like an abundance in stock in sizes 8 and less? Hello retailers – there are more of us 10+’s in the world than 8-‘s!

Another annoying thing about these jeans is they were sized in inches.  Any woman already knows women’s sizing can be random. We can have a pair of size 10 jeans, size 12 shorts, and size 14 skirt and they all fit exactly the same. Now we have to deal with inches. Try converting a size 12 to inches.

I wish stores would stock for their customers – the average American woman. I wish sizes were consistent. I wish we had only one sizing method.

Instead I get frustrated stores don’t have my size in stock, and I have to figure out if I wear a 10, 12, or 14 in each store. Now I have to add the inches sizing method to my shopping. Who knew you need Excel or a calculator to buy a pair of jeans?

I have no idea what the lesson of this story is – do I buy items when I see them, especially if they are in my size? Or do I realize life will go on without the jeans, I probably didn’t need them anyway.

Oh well, on to my next adventure in shopping.

One thought on “While I was Shopping, Part 2

  1. David says:

    Meni’s clothing is getting to have these same variations. I have pants that are labelled 2″ different in the waist, but both bit fine. And I just got a new pair of shoes that are 1/2 size smaller than what I usually wear, because my normal size was too long. And no, my feet haven’t shrunk — yet!

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