Saturday, July 18, 2009

Nordrstrom's Reject


So I'm at Costco. I see that they have swimming suits.

SIDE NOTE: I don't know that I can adequately convey my loathing of swim-suit shopping.

Seriously.

So if I need a suit and I see one - I just grab one in my size. I don't try it on (life is hard enough).

They had black swimming suits at Costco.

I walk up to the rack and reach for the suits to start browsing for my size.

About 20 feet away is the saleslady - lamenting to her co-worker about the fact that she didn't get hired as a salesperson at Nordstrom.

She sees me looking through the suits and says (from 20 feet away so it's REALLY loud) "Oh I'm sorry honey - we don't have anymore larges!"

Nice.

But wait. There's more.

I look up at her, my face quickly beginning to change color.

She continues with this.... (note that she was still 20 feet away and is still talking at full voice)

"You really look like you should get an extra large anyway. I think we have some in the back - let me page somebody for an extra large suit for you."

OH.DEAR.LORD....

I simply look at her and eek out the words "No need."

She resumed her conversation about her complete surprise at the fact that she couldn't get a a job at Nordstroms....

Yeah.

If only there had been some clue...

9 comments:

Kristi said...

YOU ARE LYING> YOU HAVE GOT TO BE LYING!!!!! I can not BELIEVE this. SERIOUSLY???!!!!

Kristi said...

p.s. this is why you should have gone to church instead. :)

Heidi said...

I wish I was lying...

Sadly I am telling the truth.

And judging from the thoughts that ran through my mind, I DEFINITELY should have gone to church - if for no other reason than to pray for forgiveness...

johnsonandjohnson said...

WOWZERS.

Sarah B. said...

Oh my goodness...the nerve. I would have had a hard time holding my tongue. Wow.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That reminds me of the time that my girlfriends were shopping in "BP" at Nordstrom and the salesperson told one of them that they don't really have her size in BP and she needed to go to another section! Sorry about your experience! Brandi

Laurel Baker said...

Alright, drop Costco from your list for shopping along with Target. Or...just keep enduring it all to share the wacky stories with us. :)

World of Wright said...

I got one of those at Costco and I love it. It has some super power vortex action that keeps everything together and reduces jiggling by up to 75% (this is my own stat if you couldn't tell).
I usually shop on line for swim suites for this very reason. The shame...OHHHHH the shame.

*Jane said...

oh dear. if it softens the blow, i've been asked by about 5 different customers if i'm pregnant or if i'm the barista that had a baby. (not only is that RUDE, it's IMpossible.)

mind you, all these *women* are bigger than i am. and of course, i'm too shocked to say to them what comes to mind later.

My next job won't require an apron that..enhances..my midsection. BAH!