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Carotte

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11805 on: May 11, 2013, 01:05:11 PM »
My swimsuits are two piece with underwire tops because I need the support.  I've been swimming every day and the underwire is causing an angry looking red spot under my armpits.  I went shopping yesterday for a good, solid, one piece fitness swimsuit.  Both Speedo and Nike do make swimsuits larger than a size 14 (verified on their websites), but the stores around here don't carry them. I guess they think that us fat people don't deserve a well-made suit for lap swimming. Ugh.

They also might not carry stock in the sizes they sell the less of, can you ask them to order them? If they have the model they might be able to (I know some stores that would and some that couldn't even if they wanted to, you never know).
This reminds me that I should look for a new swimming top, mine is a bit tight, and maybe a bottom, it's starting to be a bit loose (  ::) you can never win can you.)
But I only like the ones who looks like boys briefs and not many stores have them.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11806 on: May 11, 2013, 02:04:22 PM »
My swimsuits are two piece with underwire tops because I need the support.  I've been swimming every day and the underwire is causing an angry looking red spot under my armpits.  I went shopping yesterday for a good, solid, one piece fitness swimsuit.  Both Speedo and Nike do make swimsuits larger than a size 14 (verified on their websites), but the stores around here don't carry them. I guess they think that us fat people don't deserve a well-made suit for lap swimming. Ugh.

That is just plain odd and bad business really as you are less likely to try again next time when they might have had something you wanted actually in stock. For now could you get a cheap unsupportive two piece or even just the top as you have the bottom half and wear a sports bra under?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11807 on: May 11, 2013, 02:36:42 PM »
My swimsuits are two piece with underwire tops because I need the support.  I've been swimming every day and the underwire is causing an angry looking red spot under my armpits.  I went shopping yesterday for a good, solid, one piece fitness swimsuit.  Both Speedo and Nike do make swimsuits larger than a size 14 (verified on their websites), but the stores around here don't carry them. I guess they think that us fat people don't deserve a well-made suit for lap swimming. Ugh.

That is just plain odd and bad business really as you are less likely to try again next time when they might have had something you wanted actually in stock. For now could you get a cheap unsupportive two piece or even just the top as you have the bottom half and wear a sports bra under?

It turned out to be Sports Authority's loss. And in a big way (pun most definitely intended). I could just barely squeeze into a size 14.  I went to Speedo's website and they have a great selection is size 16's and 18's. I bought two suits in a 16 figuring that I just needed one size bigger and then two in a size 14 figuring those will fit by the end of the summer, plus having them will serve as an added incentive to keep with the program. They cost the same as at a store so it's more profit for Speedo to order directly. Also having the smaller suits now keeps me from getting impatient and shopping at Sports Authority when I do need the smaller suits. When I need even smaller sizes I will likely use Speedo's website again because it was a great experience. I feel like it's a great statement by an athletic company that they don't just give a passing thought to us larger people who are trying to make a change in our lives, but they also put effort into making sure that our unique physical needs are met and offer dozens of different styles to boot! Speedo made themselves a life long customer today at the loss of several major retailers.  Oh,I should also add that those suits are between 70 and 100 bucks each, so this was not a puny purchase.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11808 on: May 11, 2013, 03:54:03 PM »
Ocean makes good fitness suits in larger sizes.  Mine is over 18 months old  and is still going strong.  I think I paid ~55.00 for it.

Mental Magpie

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11809 on: May 11, 2013, 03:56:36 PM »
TV shows where the character's dwellings and furnishings do not match up with their supposed incomes.   When I've caught the show "Friends" in reruns I've watched it and thought "How in the world are they affording these nice apartments on their salaries?"  Especially when you rarely saw them actually working, and most of the time they just sat around Monica and Rachel's apartment, or in Central Perk. 

Either that or rent in NYC isn't as expensive as I'm imagining it to be.

How is it that two physicists who work at a college have the same apartment as a struggling actress who works at the Cheesecake Factory?  The apartments appear to be similar enough that I'd think the rent would be the same...

Carotte

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« Reply #11810 on: May 11, 2013, 04:40:52 PM »
Well, that's supposed to be the floor plan of their appartments, so Leonard and Sheldon one is bigger, but they're two.. I guess they could live on their own if they wanted but Sheldon wouldn't survive (and we saw him quite afraid Leonard was going to leave this season, and doing everything to prevent it).


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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11811 on: May 11, 2013, 07:05:51 PM »
An otherwise outstanding waitress who said, when it was my turn to order, "And what can I get for you, beautiful young lady ?" I had to refrain from "Excuse me, I am 10 to 12 years older than you. And even if I wasn't, that is an overly familiar way to address a customer." I know it was just her schtick and not sarcasm, flirting or buttering up, because she would check on tables and say to herself "Okay, that table has silverware and is cleaned. Beautiful. Glasses all filled over there. Beautiful"; but I still disliked her referring to me that way when I ordered

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11812 on: May 11, 2013, 08:37:21 PM »
The fact that the towns closest to me all have breakfast places that serve waffles, but not pancakes. Waffles are all well and good, but darn it, sometime I want pancakes.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11813 on: May 11, 2013, 08:45:57 PM »
An otherwise outstanding waitress who said, when it was my turn to order, "And what can I get for you, beautiful young lady ?" I had to refrain from "Excuse me, I am 10 to 12 years older than you. And even if I wasn't, that is an overly familiar way to address a customer." I know it was just her schtick and not sarcasm, flirting or buttering up, because she would check on tables and say to herself "Okay, that table has silverware and is cleaned. Beautiful. Glasses all filled over there. Beautiful"; but I still disliked her referring to me that way when I ordered

I'm 25, people often mistake me for barely 18.  What they don't understand is that that is insulting...I understand they're trying to be flattering but it really just isn't.  You reach an age where appearing younger is not a compliment.

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« Reply #11814 on: May 11, 2013, 10:27:03 PM »
An otherwise outstanding waitress who said, when it was my turn to order, "And what can I get for you, beautiful young lady ?" I had to refrain from "Excuse me, I am 10 to 12 years older than you. And even if I wasn't, that is an overly familiar way to address a customer." I know it was just her schtick and not sarcasm, flirting or buttering up, because she would check on tables and say to herself "Okay, that table has silverware and is cleaned. Beautiful. Glasses all filled over there. Beautiful"; but I still disliked her referring to me that way when I ordered

I'm 25, people often mistake me for barely 18.  What they don't understand is that that is insulting...I understand they're trying to be flattering but it really just isn't.  You reach an age where appearing younger is not a compliment.

I get that, too, and I'll be twenty seven this year.

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Carotte

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« Reply #11815 on: May 12, 2013, 08:18:32 AM »
An otherwise outstanding waitress who said, when it was my turn to order, "And what can I get for you, beautiful young lady ?" I had to refrain from "Excuse me, I am 10 to 12 years older than you. And even if I wasn't, that is an overly familiar way to address a customer." I know it was just her schtick and not sarcasm, flirting or buttering up, because she would check on tables and say to herself "Okay, that table has silverware and is cleaned. Beautiful. Glasses all filled over there. Beautiful"; but I still disliked her referring to me that way when I ordered

I'm 25, people often mistake me for barely 18.  What they don't understand is that that is insulting...I understand they're trying to be flattering but it really just isn't.  You reach an age where appearing younger is not a compliment.

I'm 25 next week, a couple of months ago I was in a coffee shop so that SO could buy his coffee, a lady (customer) there asked us if I was even of majority (18 here)  :o. Thankfully she's the only one who made me that young, I hopefully look at least 20/22... It doesn't help that I'm always with people who are between 28 and 31.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11816 on: May 12, 2013, 08:38:26 AM »
I used to get the opposite.  In the early years of our marriage I was often considered to be Mr. Thipu's mother.  I AM three years older than he is but, even then, he was tall, beefy and had white hair. 

  We could never figure out how that happened but it popped up from time to time for about five years. 

TeamBhakta

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11817 on: May 12, 2013, 09:59:57 AM »
The fact that the towns closest to me all have breakfast places that serve waffles, but not pancakes. Waffles are all well and good, but darn it, sometime I want pancakes.

It annoys me when I order waffles and it's just pancake mix poured into a waffle iron. Those kind of waffles are not crisp enough. Proper waffle batter is worth it's weight in gold in the TeamBhakta family

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11818 on: May 12, 2013, 12:23:19 PM »
When someone else commits me to something without asking, and I can't refuse to go for various reasons.  Technically I can, but it will be worse for me if I do.

mmswm

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« Reply #11819 on: May 12, 2013, 12:42:52 PM »
When I do something that I know is going to wind up irritating me later.  The most recent example of this is downloading Minecraft to my iPad and iPhone.  Guess who's not playing on her own stuff while the children take over?
Some people lift weights.  I lift measures.  It's a far more esoteric workout. - (Quoted from a personal friend)