3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

OK, so I only thought this happened in the MOVIES...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-20-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
Closed
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,811

S/C/G: 244/165/137

Height: 5' 7"

Default OK, so I only thought this happened in the MOVIES...

Hi all!
As you know, I am travelling and visiting my perogie-loving, cabbage-roll making, and chocolate-chiffon-eating parents for the week. So to keep motivated, I thought I'd go shopping at the main center downtown.

I wound up in a swish store, and thought I'd try on a size 14 dress, just to see if it fit and to motivate me to work really hard not to pig out on this trip. The dress was beautiful -- orange, fitted waist, designer, outrageously expensive -- completely out of my comfort zone. So I tried it on.

I slipped this $500 dress over my head, and zipped up the side zipper. Well, I had to contort my left arm to get the zipper, and in the process, my underarm flab FLOPPED over and GOT CAUGHT. Yup, I literally zippered my ARM right into the DRESS. Now, you see guys do this with their flys all the time in movies and you think that this is hilarious. And it IS. And you never think that you could zip part of yourself into a zipper. But there I am, STUCK, with my UNDERARM FLABBLE IN and I mean IN the ZIPPER. So I pull on the zipper outwards, and my arm flabble FOLLOWS. I am TRULY. STUCK. So I try to zip UP (because I didn't know if I caught my flabble while zipping up OR if I caught it on a down-zip when trying to close it) and it just catches MORE FLABBLE!!!!

SO, being brave, I count to THREE and YANK DOWN HARD on the zipper. It comes free, along with a chunk of my skin! And, MAN did it HURT. So I look down, and I am now BLEEDING all into the armpit of this dress!!!!!!

I struggle OUT of the dress, keeping one finger on my bleeding pock mark so as not to further damage this beautiful dress, and I had no IDEA what to do.

So I changed, and went out and hung the dress back on the rack and ran out of the store.

I didn't know WHAT to do -- I didn't want to tell the sales staff ("um, I was trying on a dress out of curiosity and I zipped my flabble into the zipper and had to pull really hard and now there's blood all over your designer dress...sorry...") and I couldn't afford to buy it! What was I THINKING???

Y'all have every right to call me out on this one...sigh...

Stupid zippers...

Kira

Last edited by kiramira : 05-20-2009 at 09:49 PM.
kiramira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
nirvikalpa samadhi
 
DCHound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Posts: 1,728

S/C/G: 369.5/ticker/169.5

Height: 5'8"

Default

Kiramira, you need a hug! (((((((((((((((Kiramira)))))))))))))))))
__________________
DCHound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 10:11 PM   #3
Linda
 
famograham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Beautiful Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada
Posts: 1,781

Height: 5'0"

Default

OMG!!!!!!
That is a HORRIBLE story (and ever so slightly funny)!!
I'm SO sorry that it happened to you!

But you know what?? I think I might have done the EXACT same thing! I can't afford a $50.00 dress, let alone a $500.00 one..

I wonder if retail stores have coverage for such things??

Anyway, I was both enthralled and horrified by your story, and just needed to send you some LOVE!


Linda
__________________
TRYING to leave the batteries out of my scale!!
famograham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 10:12 PM   #4
Cancun Bound
 
Shannon in ATL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wherever I go, there I am...
Posts: 7,021

S/C/G: 190/149/130

Height: 5'5.5"

Default

__________________
-Shannon
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'm possible." --Audrey Hepburn
My Long Goal Story Post|My Daily Plate Journal

Shannon in ATL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 10:37 PM   #5
Maintaining :)
 
CountingDown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,752

S/C/G: 215/117/120

Height: 5'4"

Default

__________________

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? ICor 6:19
My Pictorial Journey " " My Goal Story
CountingDown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 10:40 PM   #6
Loving life!!
 
TJFitnessDiva's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ponchatoula, LA
Posts: 2,349

S/C/G: 360/159/145

Height: 5' 8"

Default



Oh gosh girlie...I would have totally run out of the store!
__________________
Tanee

"The most exciting, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself."


My fan page on facebook! www.facebook.com/taneeisfitforlife
TJFitnessDiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 10:49 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: on an island.
Posts: 51

S/C/G: 205/159/140

Height: 5'7"

Default

haha I would have done the exact same! so your good to go=D
__________________

Lovely91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 11:06 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
ringmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,321

S/C/G: 198/155/140

Height: 5'9"

Default

awwwwah {{{Kira}}} glad you are ok and didn't rip off too much skin or really get hurt. heheh... I've gotten stuck in dresses and tops before, sheesh... trying to pull them off without damaging them, I thought that only happened to me.

I guess that's a problem when we start losing weight, we aren't sure what size we are exactly in certain stores and brands. I don't try things on just to see where I'm at weightloss wise anymore unless I'm really more sure it will fit.
ringmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 11:16 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
melwolfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 270

S/C/G: 217/179.6/140

Height: 5'4"

Default

Oh no, I'm so sorry! I would have totally left too! There's no way I could buy a $500 dress!

I have gotten stuck before too, I hate it when that happens!
__________________
melwolfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 11:27 PM   #10
WW on-line since 1/1/2009
 
Jennelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Mississippi, USA
Posts: 2,332

S/C/G: see ticker

Height: 5'5"

Default

Just so you know, that sort of thing is expected to happen. Well, maybe not the gushing blood all over the dressing room, but clothing stores do allow for changing room disasters like busted zippers and ripped-out seams. They'll either send the dress back to the wholesalers as damaged or they'll sell it for pennies on the dollar to an employee, who will then get it dry-cleaned and have a new zipper put in.

I know this because, years ago, my SIL's mom and sister worked for an upscale department store in the Kansas City area. SIL's sister once scored a denim skirt for 75 cents simply because the zipper was busted. She sewed in a new zipper. Voila! - A brand-new $40 skirt for less than $5.
__________________
Jennelle
270.8/215.0/199.8


mini-goals:
get out of the 230s by July 23rd: Met 7/23/2009
52 lbs. in 52 weeks (12/31/2009): Met 10/29/2009
Onederland:
180 (driver's license weight):
170.8 (100 lbs. lost):
160 (10 lbs to go!):
150 (final goal):

Last edited by Jennelle : 05-20-2009 at 11:27 PM.
Jennelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 10:23 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
scarletmeshell's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 631

S/C/G: 256/179/145

Height: 5'6"

Default

I am really sorry this happened to you, could see it happening to me too! You did the right thing. What else could you have done? No one is going to loose their job. I'm sure that clothes are damaged all the time.
scarletmeshell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 10:25 AM   #12
1 day at a time!
 
emmalee51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Barbados
Posts: 69

S/C/G: 276/264/146

Height: 5'9"

Default

Kira - don't worry - ! I got stuck trying on a swimsuit once (I told the salesgirl it wouldn't fit me - she insisted it was 'stretchy' enough). I ended up tearing quite a few stitches trying to get it off my hips.

All I could do is quickly change into my clothes, hang it back up and leave! I've never been back in that shop since. I felt really bad at first but stores expect damages. I cannot recount how many times I have bought something white and it had a few stains - I just insisted on a big discount!
__________________

When temptation calls you, just drop the receiver!
emmalee51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 10:26 AM   #13
Member
 
whispers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 60

S/C/G: 279/236/140

Height: 5'4"

Arrow

Hope your arm is okay.
whispers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 10:30 AM   #14
Diane
 
Slashnl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,558

S/C/G: 294/219/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

Flabble. So THAT'S what it is called.
__________________


This time, I'm going to be stronger, I'm not giving in. - Rudimental
Slashnl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 10:46 AM   #15
Token rooster
 
matt_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,508

Height: 6'2

Default

OY! Sorry you hurt yourself
__________________
Height: 6'2
Starting weight/ Current low weight/"redline" weight
446.8/179.2/180.0
Total: 267.6 pounds.

I will do the Komen 60 mile walk for breast cancer again this year!!
Next goal is 175: Pounds from goal = 4.2.
matt_H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:32 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2