Sunday, December 4, 2016

iT'S HARD TO BUY UNDERWEAR THESE DAYS

    The Micromanager needed some more underwear so went shopping at her favorite place. She found what she wanted and guess what. They were on sale! Bonus!


    But she had to buy and extra large to fit her! Now the Micromanager at her tallest would be 5' 1 1/2". All of her adult life she  weighed  constant 105 pounds. Now she's a hefty 115. Extra large underwear? Most of her clothes are in petite sizes. Well if the shoe (underwear) fits wear it.

    Now she came home with her new purchase and when she opened the packages one pair was 2" longer than the other pair. That would never do. On closer inspection one pair was made in China and the other pair made in Haiti. They were exactly the same brand with same numbers and in the same packages. 

    The next thing inspection revealed is that both pair were falling apart. The elastic was leaving the fabric. 

    Now this is a situation that really gets the Micro manager in motion. She took them back to her favorite store. They looked at all the packages on the shelf. She saw to it that the buyers knew of the problems with the underwear and that they should check the quality of things before they buy them.

    She took about half a day on this project.

    Now after all that, I don't know if she got any new underwear or not. 
   
    It's really hard to buy good underwear these days. 





39 comments:

  1. It is hard to buy good underwear! I totally agree:)

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    1. MY RAR WOULD BE ON SOCKS.

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    2. MY RAR WOULD BE ON SOCKS.

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    3. My rant would be on socks.

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  2. I get lots when I buy, staying with the same brand. Cool you see so many pileated, they. aren't very thick down here. The Downy are the most prevalent and seem less cagey.

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    1. I've got to find another brand of sock. The pileated is a very majestic bird.

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  3. Good for the Micromanager! Unless we make noise stores will continue to sell inferior products. We need more people to hold manufacturers accountable.

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    1. You couldn't say it any better.

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  4. I have no idea how to respond to this.

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    1. I'm surprised that you're at a loss for words!

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  5. Quality (and size) control is a real issue. It makes it hard to buy not only underwear but clothing in general unless you can try them on first. One can't try on underwear and return it.I hope the micromanager was able to get something suitable.

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    1. What makes it worse is that she chose a brand that he had always bought.

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  6. I have got a solution to this dilemma. Advise Mrs Micro Manager to "go commando"!

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    1. No don't advise her. She has enough wingy ideas as it is.

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  7. Is the micro-manager going to appreciate your writing about her underwear purchases?

    Seriously, underwear is so variable I totally understand finding a good brand and sticking to it. I've never heard of such variability WITHIN a brand, though. Sounds like someone has some definite quality control issues!

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    1. Now If I'd taken pictures the Micro manager would have been in high anger.She had chosen a brand that she had always used.

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  8. (Someone being the manufacturer -- not the micro-manager. :) )

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    1. Thanks. I got that the first time.

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  9. Good for her! I love that picture of her, Red. Hope she gets proper underwear! :-)

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    1. The Micro manager doesn't give up very easily. The cape is something she made and then sent it to the daughter for Christmas. Daughter is a touch taller and much heavier.

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  10. HAHA! This was fun to read. And good for her for taking it back and bringing it to attention. I'd do the same!

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    1. It's sad situation when things are so very far off.

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  11. Your story made me laugh! Yes, it seems difficult to buy anything of quality any more.

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    1. Most things you can try on, you don't find out about underwear until you get home.

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  12. When i was in Turkey I bought a T-shirt at the site of ancient Troy, a triple X size. Even after losing ninety pounds it's still too small. I think it was made in China for a small person and mislabeled.

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  13. Red, I like the way your Micromanager won't let those stores get away with anything. Nice work. I do wonder if she was able to get them replaced or just had to go to another store? Also, would she try shopping online? By the way, we just had a little touch of snow mixed with rain this morning. That's our first white stuff for this season. Cold air is on the way so we might get covered up before the end of the week. Take care and have a good week ahead!

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    1. She did get her money back and saw to it that the product was sent back with the proper complaint. We had a good dump of snow Sun night. There was lots of shovelling. I also shovell for a senior lady

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  14. I tend to stick to the brand that I like.

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    1. I've done that with socks but it doesn't work anymore.

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  15. Good for your wife for doing something productive instead of what I do which is mutter crossly under my breath in the store and complain to my husband at home and then end up laughing off the whole thing ... while making my ragged clothing "do" awhile longer ...

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    1. It's difficult to fight the system.

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  16. I could use some lessons from your wife. :) Oh, Red, I did read and enjoy the story of your teaching in Canada's northland in 1963. What an amazing adventure. I also enjoyed reading your answers to all the questions you were asked. Gosh, in 1963 I was pregnant with our oldest daughter and living in San Antonio Texas. What an exciting life you have had!

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  17. Your wife is a good sport to let you be writing about her underwear on your blog!

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  18. Aw. You can blame Walmart for all this... outsourcing, cheap crap. She's a good sport!

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  19. Most stores sell CHEAP underwear. I can remember going shopping with Mum and paying good money for GREAT underwear. Not the kind that falls apart after the first washing. This underwear today is like wear once and trash it. CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP CHEEPLY made and the customers suffer. There is NOWHERE to buy the good or great underwear anymore?? Upsets me greatly ....but its like everything else, cheaply made not to last....for goodness sake, don't have workers and manufacturers in your own countries any longer - outsource it all to countries that treat their employees worse than WalMart, if that is possible.

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  20. Hefty 115? How in the world is she fitting into an extra large underwear? It could fall off. Sigh... I wish I was 115. I really like your micromanager. We probably think alike.

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  21. Bahahaha does the Micro-manager actually read your blog? :) BUt I agree about the underwear. I have bought the same brand for years, and have watched the quality do down as the prices go up... I despair for humanity at times!

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