It really sucks to be fat.
Well, duh. I know. But besides the most obvious reasons, when you're fat you have to shop at places like Lane Bryant and pay outrageous prices for clothes.
Now, it IS possible to buy cheap fat clothes, but you end up with elastic waistbands and southwestern themed shirts. When you're 32 and want to look your age, these kinds of stores gets ruled out VERY quickly.
Which pretty much leaves Lane Bryant and their outrageously priced clothing. Like, $40 for a t-shirt. Allrighty, whatever. It has puffed sleeves and a pleated scoop neck, so I can see it being more expensive than the regular t-shirts. But twice the price? It's made from the same flimsy material for heaven's sake!
Oh, I'll hang my head in shame and admit that I have a few of those fancy t-shirts hanging in my closet. I want to look somewhat decent in this body of mine, so I've been known to fork over the big bucks on occasion. But as of this weekend, they won't be getting any more of MY money, even if it means I start looking like a retiree from Arizona.
Because on Saturday, the lovely ladies at Lane Bryant wouldn't let my daughter use their restroom.
I hate when stores won't let kids pee in their private bathrooms.
I was standing near the registers when Gabi said that she had to pee right then or she was going to go in her "underwears", loud enough for the women working the registers to hear (I know you heard!).
I turned and asked if she could use their bathroom, and they denied us access. When I pushed and said it was for my FOUR YEAR OLD daughter and that we'd used it before, they again said sorry, but NO.
I stood there incredulous for a moment before dumping my armfull of clothes (at least 10 of those $40 shirts and a bunch of pants) on the counter.
Luckily Gabi made it on the super long walk to Starbucks. Bless her little bladder full of pee for not emptying before we got there. Then we stayed and had a mommy daughter tea party while all those clothes sat on the counter, unbought, waiting to get put away.
Little kids should definitely be an exception to the No Public Peeing rule. Especially if I'm dropping a huge wad of money at your store.
No more Lane Bryant for me.
Thank goodness for Macy's. They have GREAT fat clothes that become more than affordable during sales. Looks like I'm going to have to start paying attention to the flyers that come in my mail before dumping it all in the recycling.