Inspired by This thread about times when a stranger has said something random/weird/disturbing. What are some random but awesome moments you’ve shared with complete strangers? Here’s mine.
I normally buy my underwear in a package at Walmart. I was getting married, though, and I wanted to buy something fancy for the wedding night, so I went to Victoria’s Secret. I was looking through some cute black lacy undies when one of the employees asked if she could help me. I wasn’t real sure of the sizes, so I asked her if they had them in a size that would fit someone who wears size 16 jeans. She says, in the snottiest tone, “These are European sizes”. I say “Is that a no?” She mouths the word No and points me to the plus size section.
She was not the awesome stranger. The awesome stranger was a customer in the plus size section who saw my interaction with the employee. As I start dejectedly picking through the slim selection in their plus size section, the customer starts up:
“You got banished to the big girl section to, huh? These tiny little girls they got working here, what are they doing working in a lingerie store when they got nothin’ to fill it out? Not one of them here could handle a real man.” etc, etc.
I couldn’t help but smile. Totally cheered me up. I ended up telling her about my wedding and how I’d never bought “fancy” undies, and she helped me pick something out.