Ok there is a lot of complaining in this post so if you don't want to hear it I suggest you just stop reading now....
I went shopping last night. Had a free night, already did my workout for the day, needed some new bluejeans cause my are too big and have holes all in them. It just seemed like the perfect night to go shopping.
My first stop was Lane Bryant. I love this store. They have cute fashionable clothes for the "Big Girls." When I got there I saw that they had a new sizing system. It took about 3 minutes for me to discover that this system SUCKS. Instead of having regular sizes 14/16, 18/20, they have now gone to a 1, 2, 3 size system. I don't know why. There is not a single person that shops in this store that if you said, "I wear a 3" they would actually think you were a true size 3. Anyway, I had to try on 8 pairs of bluejeans before I found some that fit. And they don't even fit great. They are a little tight, but the next size up is huge. I put one pair on that were so tight in the legs that I could not even get them to my waist to button them. They were the same size as the ones I bought. It really was crazy.
So next I went to Dick's Sporting Goods. I really wish this store had a disclaimer on their door and website that says they don't cater to all athletes, just ones that are a L (large) or smaller. The reason I was going to this store was to get a bathing suit. Mine has gotten lost somewhere and I need one to swim and get in the hot tub on my big cardio days. Well before I even went to the store I was checking on their website to see if they had bathing suits in my size because I am aware that in February not many places will carry bathing suits much less big ones. Well there it was!!!!! I was really happy. (Now yes I know that some stores carry things on their website that are not in store but there was no "online only banner" with this bathing suit.) When I got to the store, they had a few racks of bathing suits, none in my size, and they didn't even have the brand that was advertised on their website. So, needless to say I was furious when I left the store.
I then went to a couple of other stores, looking for odds and ends that I needed and wanted. Left three other stores empty handed. Went to Target looking for a bag of chips that I love that I cannot seem to find anywhere anymore. The are the Light Tortilla Chips by Lays I believe. They didn't have any at Target but I got a few things there. I also stopped at a couple of store on the way home to see if they had the chips but "shocker" they did NOT.
After Target, by now I was fuming, I had one stop left, and when I pulled into the parking place they turned off the lights and locked the door. I pulled up right at closing time.
So to make a long story short, I had the worst shopping trip ever. Could not find any of the things I was looking for. The things I got weren't exactly right. And one store closed on me before I even got in the door.