This Christmas is Number 31 for me and my wife... After all these years of shopping I think I do fine but I need to get a little tee'd off at the quality control standards of clothing manufacturers. When I was first married my wife was a perfect size 5... shopping was easy Jeans.. Size 5... Dress Size 5... Ring Size 5... Shoes Size 5... Bra... well... harnessing the twins it a little trickier but you get my point...
Over the years sizes have changed.... Although my wife remains the same physical size and weight she was 30 years ago the definition of Size 5 has been modified in the United States... Now depending on the brand she may need a size 4, 3 or 2.
The same technique is used in the supermarkets. Remember when a pound of coffee was purchased in 16 ounces cans. I recall the transition when those silly little cans showed up and then one day the standard #2 Can was gone! Do they really think it goes unnoticed?
Think about it... They reduce the size of food containers so we pay more for less and they change the sizing standards for clothing so we feel thinner... I get a bit ticked that they feel we are so easily brainwashed...
It's approaching 5:00 am on the East Coast, soon excited children will start ripping into their Christmas Prizes and wives will explain to their husband that selecting sizes is not that simple... You also need to know a little about Juniors and Misses and Petite!
Merry Christmas!!! ( Susie - Enjoy the Snow! )
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