A few weeks ago, I went to my state convention for my job in big city. I had been talking to DH the night I was away, telling him that the hotel was really nice and he and BabyJ should come up after the conference was over and spend the night. Sort of a minivaction. DH decided to surprise me and do that, but due to him and BabyJ oversleeping, I was through before they made it to big city, so he had to tell me his surprise so I wouldn't head back to hometown.
I decided to kill the hour or so wait I had by going to buy a swimsuit. That was the only thing I needed, since I'm a notorious over packer. I went to a little shop that was having a sidewalk sale with most of their bikinis. 5 dollars a piece. I thought perfect. I won't wear a swimsuit but this one time this summer, so 10 dollars seemed like a good price on a 1 time outfit.
Now, I'm not the smallest woman in the world, and I know I probably have no business wearing a bikini, but again, I figured that it was just for the night and I would get a cover-up to go to and from the pool area. I also know that most larger women have large b*r*e*a*s*t. I don't. I barely fill a B cup. I was looking at some string bikini tops, thinking I could get that and some board shorts or so and have a decent suit. I asked a sales lady if she knew how the small, medium, large size tags on the tags related to cup sizes. She looked me up and down and said, "You'll need an extra-large." And turned back to the other sales associate and continued her conversation. Well, no. I have a big behind, not a big top and the cups would look ridiculous on me. She then, while I was looking at some lingerie, grabbed an extremely low cut and large blouse and held it out to me, saying, "I think this would look good on you." It would have looked good on someone more well endowed but would look like a sack on me.
Disenhaertened I grabbed a few large/extra large tops and bottoms and was pointed to a dressing room. Note, that a skinny girl had come up when I was browsing and wanted to try on some suits was escorted to a changing room and also had the two sales ladies falling all over her. I only tried on one of the suits before I was near tears, so I decided Walmart would be better.
The only redeeming fact of the store was when I was putting up the suits I chose, another saleslady who told me, while we were talking that she was just there for the sale, helped me find a nice suit and a cover-up for around 20 dollars. SHe was great. The other two sales ladies acted like I was something they needed to scrape off their shoes. Too bad too, cause I had planned on not only buying s swimsuit, but also some lingerie and a nice suit to go out to dinner in, since I never get to shop for myself, by myself.