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They Almost Tricked Me


If clothing retail stores want to sell more items they need to have better lighting in their dressing rooms.  I mean, there needs to be lighting that hits brightly and floods your eyeballs making it seem that your flab, cellulite, whatever you perceive as physical flaws, get washed away in a sea of light.  Just like an over-exposed photograph.  I was in such a dressing room today and the incredible lighting almost tricked me into buying a swimsuit.

I caught on to one clothing stores use of "skinny" mirrors a while back.  It took about 3 shopping trips but I finally got it.  Remember Elaine from "Seinfeld" and that black dress that fit in the store, yet was 4 sizes too big when she tried it on at home?  I've lived it and it's real.  ("That's false reflecting!" - Elaine, Seinfeld ep. "The Secretary".)

I know where I'm shopping the next time I need a self-esteem boost.

(It was T.J. Maxx in Beaverton, OR by the way ;-> )


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