Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A day of social progress for tall people everywhere

Nov 4, 2008 was a day of monumental change. No, not because of the election. It was the day when my favorite tall clothing store, Long Tall Sally, launched its American website. That means no more outrageous UK conversion rates, international shipping rates, or duty import taxes. I can't even tell you how much easier this makes my life.

Coincidentally, Nov 4, 2008 was also the day my very first order arrived from I had heard they had tall sizes, but was afraid to try them for fear they wouldn't be tall enough. Well, the clothes have come, and they are perfect. Nice long arms and bodies on the sweaters. And Old Navy and Gap are very reasonably priced. So this open up a whole new world of shopping possibilities for me. I am over the moon.

Hope your election day went as well as mine.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Scene 222: CVS Pharmacy

You guys are so sweet. I've been getting a lot of requests to bring back the tall blog. That, coupled with the fact that I've gotten some really ridiculous remarks lately make me think I should bring it back. So here goes...

I was picking up photos at the drug store the other day, when this lady gets up right next to me and starts staring at me up and down in awe. She started circling me, ogling me all the while.

Then, even though I was in the middle of a conversation with the clerk behind the counter, she starts telling me about how tall I am. It's as if all of her social skills had flown out the window -- she just had to tell me how tall I was no matter if I was in the middle of a conversation with someone else.

Her eldferly mom was with her and told her to leave me alone. I pretty much just ignored her and kept talking over her to the clerk. As I stood there waiting for my pictures, she said, "You're so tall... but I still think you look feminine."

Oh no she didn't. I pretty much just walked away from her at that point. Here's a tall people interaction tip, in case you can't possibly control yourself and absolutely HAVE TO harass that tall person:

ACCEPTABLE: "You're so tall... AND beautiful!"

NOT ACCEPTABLE: "You're so tall... BUT at least you're beautiful!"