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"is it true, is it kind, is it helpful." the blinkered life philosophy of a pompous and deluded twit.

oops just broke rules 2 & 3

Posted by brett | June 5, 2008 11:54 AM


Posted by Fnarf | June 5, 2008 11:59 AM

I found a pair of black velvet jeans at a thrift once - such a deal, just $2.99. I looked inside for rips and saw the crotch was lined with crusted panty pudding. Dropped them like they were on fire.

Posted by Still retching | June 5, 2008 12:15 PM

just make sure sue doesn't have any peed jean fantasies a la dan's writers.

Posted by Jiberish | June 5, 2008 12:16 PM

Even in my brief time on this earth, I recognize that stating an absolute about women ("When a woman goes shopping for apparel, she always _________") tells me this person has either an extremely samey (same-ey?) circle of friends, or very little experience shopping with anyone but her mother.

Also, burn on you Sue!

Posted by Dougsf | June 5, 2008 12:24 PM

Did Sue conduct some kind of study?

Usually when I'm shopping at a discount department store or thrift store, I tend to load up on a ton of clothes that catch my eye, and then hit the dressing room. Trying something on is really the only way to know if I will buy something, so I try to save time by skipping the microscopic scrutiny at the clothes rack.

So I wasn't surprised about what happened to poor Caroline.

Posted by Gloria | June 5, 2008 12:29 PM

As a woman who wears pants, I can say that surely ALL woman just grab their jeans and go try on all of them because you never know which ones are going to fit the best and length doesn't matter since you just get it hemmed anyways. Sue is wrong.

Posted by a.d. | June 5, 2008 12:48 PM

I would also add that I shop for clothes differently in a retial store than in a thrift store. When I'm selecting jeans at VV (something I may never do again thanks to this story), I look at them on the rack based on size and brand. If I give them a once over, it's while they are hanging on the rack, because I usually have a bunch of other clothes folded over my left arm at the time.

Sue is an idiot.

Posted by genevieve | June 5, 2008 1:04 PM

I have to agree with #7. I rarely hold the clothing up to myself. That doesn't tell you anything. As a 5'1" woman, it's a given that any pants I buy are going to need hemming. I look for what is typically my size, and sometimes just grab a size up and down to try on as well. Sue's an idiot. Oops. That wasn't very nice, was it?

Posted by DanFan | June 5, 2008 1:08 PM

Do I even want to know what panty pudding is?

Excuse me, I'm going to go join Fraternite Snoqualmie now.

Posted by blah | June 5, 2008 1:30 PM


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