Once upon a time, I use to work in a lingerie store at one of the many malls in this area. I worked there for four years, and before my current job, that was my longest employment. It's too bad I didn't have this blog then, I would have had some interesting stories (and maybe a better title). This would have been a good place to vent, as retail work is usually... full of annoying customers. I do not remember all the little details anymore, sad face.
THOUGH: I did come across a very amusing thing.
Apparently, one of the brands we carried were concerned that their unsophisticated American customer would not know how to use their product and supplied us with little flyers to post in the fitting room. (This company didn't make all bad choices: they did send us some mannequins for the front window that were not your usual pale whiteness, they were brown toned, which several people made a point to come into our store and express appreciative to this point which made me realize that dang, there really aren't very many varied toned mannequins out there!)
What I imagine being their thought process of the American consumer:
This g-string is one of their products, and there is nothing weird about it! It's not like this was before the thong song or anything, so people were definitely aware of how to wear these. I haven't worn it much because when I do bother to wear such tiny undies (boyshorts are my jam, ya'll. To the point that my husband and sister call them "heather underwear"), I prefer a small triangle instead of a 'T' back. The T makes your butt look square at the top. Not a good look. The triangle gives a round appearance. Triangle? Round? Do I even know shapes?
Trust me. I'm a certified professional bra fitter. I have the certificate somewhere to prove that.Why that would also translate to professional underwear...person, but just roll with it.
We did not post the flyer in the store! I still like to think that this was completely done tongue in cheek, on purpose, and was meant to be informative in a sarcastic manner. Because there is just no way someone wrote that being completely serious, right?