I am slightly bummed this evening. Just slightly. You'll see why in a moment.
We went to the closest Salvation Army store today, on Strawberry Hill, to return a shirt we got at another Sally Ann that did not fit me. One cannot try on clothing at these stores any more. You are supposed to hold it up against yourself and see if it fits. I don't know about you, but it seldom works out.
Took the shirt to the store and got two other shirts. Got them home and tried them on. Too tight in the sleeves and around the shoulders. We have to take those back, now, and that is the pain.
I get that we are in a pandemic, but when it comes to trying on clothes before buying them, I do not feel happy with buying something, taking it home, discovering to my disappointment that it doesn't fit, and then returning the item before getting another item to replace it, to see if that replacement item fits me. It is not a good use of one's time.
That is why, on a go forward basis, I will not purchase any clothing at any store that sells clothing, until such time as I can see if the clothing fits me in the actual store. I have plenty of shirts here at home that I can wear until they fall apart, probably in a couple of year's time. That means saving money on clothes, saving the disappointment, and saving the time it takes to return the item and get something else, which may or may not fit, thereby producing another iteration of frustration and disappointment.
This is not a major thing for me, or anybody else. There are far greater issues in the world than my frustration with being unable to try on clothes in a store prior to purchasing them. I am just trying to correct this pattern of disappointment and wasted time and money until such time as the pandemic is over and we can return to some degree of normalcy. Life is too short and there are too many occurrences of trying on an article of clothing once I am home and discovering that it doesn't fit, that I don't want to do it any more. So, I won't.
I feel better already.
I did not work on those two cold case articles. Sorry. How about on Thursday? I don't think I will be wasting time running to a store to return an item or get some item and trying it on at home or anything, so I think I will be able to focus on some work.
Friday we will be downtown again. Sigh. I will try to keep the frustration down as much as I can. In and out. Quick as a wink.
It is now 12:46am on Thursday. I think I will turn in. Getting this issue off my chest should help me sleep very well this evening.
See you tomorrow.