Thursday, June 20, 2013
The wrong time
One thing that always scared us was when we would go on vacation. We made sure we packed at least 3 outfits in our carry on so that God forbid our luggage got lost we would have something to get us through those first few days. Lord knows that if we were on Kauai and having Wally's and The Big K as our only shopping options, we were going to be screwed. At that time, they barely went to 4x so we were going to be in serious trouble if something happened to our clothes. It was a problem that weighed on us for at least four to five trips. As we lost weight and got closer to "normal" fat sizes, we noticed that even our beloved Crazy Shirts was now carrying an occasional 3x where before they never did. When I got down to 2x's, we started seeing more 3x's in stores and even a couple of 4x's thrown in. Now that we're at XL and the occasional large depending on the store, we see 3, 4 and 5x's everywhere!! Hawaii doesn't have an abundance of shopping choices but they have adjusted with the times (or the obesity epidemic) and you can find those "big kahuna" sizes at your local Hilo Hattie or even a local store like Jungle Rain.
The Mr and I commented on this the more we saw it. Larger selections of tees for the morbid and even super morbidly obese like we were. While I admit, I'm glad that people that size aren't getting left out in the cold anymore in being able to partake in proper souvenir buying for themselves or someone they know, we were also a little miffed that while we're close to the smallest we've been in 20 years, that oh nowwwww they accommodate that size. Just our luck! I told the Mr that as usual, our timing was off...we even picked the wrong time to be super morbidly obese! ;-)
Do you see this trend of carrying very large sizes in the local discount store a sign that larger people are now considered the norm and/or being accepted instead of shunned?
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