Friday, February 26, 2010

The Old Woman and the Gym

My journal entry from a few weeks ago went something like this:

Tonight I went with some friends to the Peking Acrobats. Amidst all the amazing (and audience-stress inducing) talent all I could think of was a conversation between myself and the old woman who issues required clothing at the gym. It went something like this:

Me: Can I get a size X swimming suit please?
OW (in thick Russian accent): I don’t think you know what size you are. Do you know what size you are?
Me: Oh. Uh. Yes?
OW: I don’t think you do. Size X is for the little Asian girls. Girls like this (holding up hands about three inches apart). You are like this (hands a bit further apart).
Me: ……
OW: Here is size Y.

It was too big.

9 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

How funny. I laughed when you told me, I laughed again when I read this. So what size DO little Asian girls wear then?

Renny said...

WHAT? Man, face punch that lady stat! You should have said, "I AM Asian? What are you racist?"

Cassidy said...

Hahaahahaa. So funny. I hate it when that happens.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

I think I know just the lady you are talking about...hahaha too funny!!! don't worry that old guy in the men's locker room does that too!! I only know that because My husband worked there most of his college days!

Susan said...

Good for you for being little Asian girl size!! Congrats!!

melanie said...

So funny Ande!

Rachel said...

Oh, Ande. I miss you! You are too funny and have such a good attitude about life!

Cali said...

Next time... if there is one... remind that old lady that those little Asian girls may check out size X suites, but size X suites are often falling off of them. Remind her you like your suite to stay on... even if you decide to go of the high-dive or platform. There's nothing worse than swimming to the bottom of the pool to retrieve your suite... I'd imagine.

I love you, Ande Pooh!

Cali

Grace said...

You are so good at writing and telling stories. I thought this was way funny. I've had the same thing happen to me before! Love you Ande!