October 3rd, 2011

Love

Bra size suck...

Right, this happened quite a while ago when I was still living in the States but I still think it's relevant (I was 18, which I think explains my going along with her stupid bra suggestion). Although if I'm not meant to post old stories here let me know ^^

Anyway, homecoming was coming up, and I had this strapless dress I wanted to wear. Which meant I would need a strapless bra. Now, I am well aware that I have a funky bra size--tiny back, big boobs--and that many places don't carry my size. At the time I was a 32FF/G, so trying to find bras in actual stores was quite difficult, but not impossible in my home country (YAY for the UK having odd bra sizes in stock lol), so I thought I'd have a wander into Victoria's Secret and see what they had.

So I walked in and was greeted by an incredibly perky sales lady, who immediately asked me what I was looking for. Cool, getting help, won't waste my time, right? Wrong...
Me=*waves*
SL=Sales Lady

Me: "Yeah, I'm looking for a strapless bra for my dress. But I have a weird bra size, I don't know--"
SL: "Oh, you don't look like you do! What size do you take?"
Me: "32FF, but I can wear a 34F at a push if you only go up to F cups..."
SL: *raises eyebrows* "No, that's not right. That back size is much too small for your size. Let me measure you." *proceeds to measure my bra size OVER my very baggy school uniform shirt...* "See, you're a 36D!"
Me: "No...I don't think that's right...I have a very small back you see and--"
SL: "No no hun, you probably measured yourself wrong! Here, try this on."

I was so...idk...not intimidated but sort of shocked that I did go and try the bra on. Surprise, surprise, it did NOT fit. The back was huuuuge (didn't even hold the bra up) and the cups were way too small and sort of in the wrong position...yeah it just didn't fit. So I got changed again, and went to leave the store. Sales Lady was waiting at the entrance to the fitting room though

SL: "Did it fit?" *smug look*
Me: "No...it was too big round the back and too small in the cup size..."
SL: "Well, you must not have put it on right!" *huffy*
Me: ....*wut? how do you put a bra on WRONG?!* "ha...right...ok...bye..."

And then I walked off. I know that's quite rude of me, but seriously, still just thinking about this lady pisses me off...damn don't tell me it's so unbelievable that I have that brasize (which has now increased again, which is always entertaining in shops >.> luckily I have M&S here which stock my size and measure you properly <3). I know I probably should have done something about it then, but I wasn't very confident/outspoken in social situations at that age (I am now...if that had happened to me now, she would have got an earful hehe).

Also, I know it's not terribly bad service, but meh...it just rubbed me the wrong way >.> Like all she wanted to do was sell me something...
Gamer Girl

Stop harrassing me

Dear Toyota,

You declined me due to my poor credit for financing on a new car and that is all well and good. I figured that would be the outcome when I went in there to see if I even had an option of getting a new car. So then, 6 months later, you call me to thank me for purchasing a new car o.O. I explained you had declined me and you used that to go into "Well.. we have used cars!" (Have to admit that was clever of you) That is all well and good but unless you will suddenly approve me for financing I can't buy anything which I tell you. And you keep pushing. I finally explain you have called me at work and I can't sit and argue with you right now. Please don't call me back because you obviously are not going to suddenly change your mind on doing financing for me. My credit is still the same piss poor mess of medical bills due to a daughter with a lifetime medical issue.

So today you call me again to ask me if I want to buy a new car....

GO... AWAY

Sincerely,
She who drives an old car with wiring issues, no head lights, no dash lights and no hope to replacing this junker anytime in my life but that is ok because my boyfriend lets me drive his super nice convertible.

Edited to add: I am not upset at all they won't finance me. I expected it. But I don't appreciate the aggressive sales tactics with someone who they have already said no to. It is annoying as hell.
aurora

You're kidding me, right?

I still consider this bad service on the part of my landlord.

Basic summary: J and I move to a larger apartment in the complex I already live in last October, he is unable to come to the first lease signing, but I put him down as a resident and told the landlord/office person this and was told there was no problem. We renew in May as the company changed all its leases to be May-May. We both sign the lease to renew, and I get a note that says "Who is J? Anyone living with you needs to fill out a rental application" with an application. He does, and gets a bad reference from his last landlord (his fault, which we understand), gets a message saying provide rental history or a cosigner now. We attempt to provide different rental references twice, after I am told he doesn't need a cosigner, just the reference/history. (Entry about this is here.) The second time we think everything's fine as we hear nothing more from our landlord.

That is until a couple of days ago.

J went to the office to pick up a package and is informed hey guess what, you're STILL living here illegally! They never followed up because they've had a "busy summer." I guess they couldn't verify the last rental history either, and they're just now getting to it four months later. They'll be dropping off some paperwork for him "soon."

I am honestly at a loss here. What if the last apartment he has left can't be verified (like one of the other ones)? Do they have to allow him the option of a cosigner? From looking up the laws in my state, it seems like they can give him five days notice if they decide he has to leave, but I can't see if there's anything we can do. I mean, it's not like we're trying to pull one over on them, we've been making an effort! And it's not our fault they "forgot" about it over summer. I'm just frustrated and I thought dealing with this was over.