Took in my staff tuition reduction form (for the tai chi class) today, and on the way back stopped in the shopping center with the Other Grocery Store - because they have wheat grass. Which always elicits from Moby the most beautiful double take of "OH! For ME?"
The other stores there are largely expensive and froufrou in the extreme, but I had a ditherment upon me, so I poked my nose in to a few. And found t-shirts with longer sleeves. Now, see, I took away from the (British) What Not To Wear a few principles, one of which being that very few grown women look good in very short sleeves. Unless very slim, and young, or very muscular and toned, most women would do better with longer, even 3/4 sleeves. But it's hard to find these days, as clothing stores are only interested in selling to stylish young girls, and only make larger versions because there is money to be made. Scaled up, but not properly designed to be flattering. No concessions made to maturity. Or women who prefer not to display an unshaved armpit. So, little capped sleeves, very cute on little girls, flirty on slim young women, make fatter, older women look like mutton dressed as lamb, and there is not much else out there.
So, I'm glad, I'm getting three t-shirts - on sale no less, dressier than the men's t-shirts I usually wear (because they are sturdier, and cheaper.) And I'm burbling this to the sales rep, who is probably about 23, and a good hundred pounds overweight - although she carries it well, and wearing, yes, well, a very tiny sleeved shirt. I think I managed to stop myself before implying insult. And it's not like I'm anything like well dressed myself here. The other woman in the store has even shorter sleeves, although she is my age, she does carry it better than I would.
I really don't like hurting anyone's feelings. Especially on a subject as frivolous as clothing. And my own status as not-at-all-fashionable puts me in the position of "who thehelldoes she think she is?"
Ah, well. Needed a few shirts. Most of what I have is old, stained, or both.
For some reason, this tattoo is not to be found on this site. So, in response to Trouser, the last, and possibly friendliest of mine, on the back of my calf.