Wednesday, May 14, 2008
What Not to Wear
I went to the mall today. It's been a while since I've darkened the automatic doors of Madison Square Mall. I wasn't really looking for anything specific, which is usually when I find stuff. Anyway, for the most part I realized that I am really getting old. For instance, T-shirts with clever (or wanna be clever, in my opinion) sayings on them. I saw some shirts today with things written on them that I would NEVER want to advertise. There were a couple of teenaged boys looking at the display of shirts in this one store that I've never been in before (and won't go in again) and after realizing what most of the shirts had written on them, I couldn't help but wonder if they were embarrassed by my presence - I know I was. Of course they probably weren't. After leaving this particular place, I felt like I needed to go home and shower, or at the very least use hand sanitizer up to my eyeballs! What ever happened to decent humor? Why is it that now people are just looking for the shock factor or is it that no one's even shocked by this junk anymore? That's probably it, unfortunately. On a different retail rant - why is it that retailers equate petite with old? Hello! I'm 5'2" - NOT 90 yrs old! My apparel options are either shirts with immodest necklines, rude and obnoxious slurs from the Jr. Dep't OR pastel shirts with embroided flamingos on them with elastic waisted nylon pants in the petite dep't. COME ON!