I had the opportunity (I’m trying to be PC here) recently to visit Wal-Mart. Truthfully, we were there to walk off some of the big dinner we had just had at a local Tex-Mex restaurant. Kenny decided he wanted to look through the T-shirts, while I went over to the women’s lingerie. Finding my size in panties, I was horrified the packaging said X-Large. When did size 8 become X-Large?? I’m 5’7” and 130 pounds…this is NOT an X-Large by any stretch of the imagination.
To add insult to injury, I’m told in 3 languages on the packaging just how LARGE I am. YIKES! So me being me, I make Kenny go find the comparable size in men’s briefs, just to see if they are equally humiliated. As you can see by the photo the men don’t have to be told in THREE languages they have a fat ass. Men do not interpret this the same way as women. Most men don’t mind having an XL in briefs, in their mind it’s not to cover their large ass; it’s for another part of their anatomy.
Women on the other hand are quite offended…especially when their product is packaged with exclamations in three languages. Seriously?? You have to wonder why women have such problems with self-image? Look at the picture on the left, this is a young, vibrant, good-looking woman…no extra anything to be found here. Do you want to be the one to tell her she’s EXTRA LARGE? I gotta tell you, if this woman is from the South, you would be asking for a bullet in the head.
The men’s packaging simply says X-Large with the waist sizes listed. Why can’t women’s waist sizes be listed the same way; with no S-M-L or XL added for extra ‘punch”. No, instead we have to size women differently, because we are soooo special. Size 8 doesn’t mean JACK to a man unless he’s going to Victoria’s Secret or Christie’s Playhouse to buy “special” undies for his woman.
How about in the interest of fairness and equality, we just put the freakin’ sizes in INCHES? I have a 30-inch waist compared to the men’s 42-44 inches, yet they are both considered XL. Just gimme the damn panties that go with a 30-inch waist, and don’t tell me I’m E-Grande or XL unless you want to have the panties surgically removed…try explaining that one to your wife, you fat bastard…lol