Saturday, October 31, 2009

An Embarrassing Story


Elvis wasn't the only one that wore jumpsuits!
Of course you know this itty bitty blonde model is not me! But I did have a jumpsuit and belt just like this.
Remember ladies jumpsuit fashions from the 1980's and early 90's? I used to wear them and I liked them because they were comfortable, dressy....and I thought fashionable. Well, I have an embarrassing memory connected to them that I thought I would share with you today. I hope it makes you chuckle. It has certainly brought some laughter to the people I have shared it with throughout the last 20 years.

I worked in a mall at a jewelry store where I sold fine jewelry. We were required to dress nice, and we had to wear hose, and dressy shoes. We mostly wore dresses and ladies business suits, but we could also wear slacks and jumpsuits if they were not too casual. Well, one day on my lunch break I went over to JC Penny's and decided to try on a jumpsuit. I picked out a couple of them and when I had the first one on I came out of the dressing room so I could look in the 3 way mirror. I was admiring how I looked in it when I hear this man's voice saying,..."oh my god it makes your butt look huge!" (Sorry ladies,...but that's exactly how he said it). I turned around to face him and I said, "excuse me?!?!?!" And as I looked at him his mouth fell open and his eyes got big and his hand covered his mouth as his face turned bright red, and he said,..."oh I'm sorry ma'am, my wife was trying on the same thing and I thought you were her!"

Well, I hurried back into the dressing room and kept trying to look at my backside in the single view mirror to see why he said that, and I turned from side to side and kept looking, and then I decided that even if it did what he said it did I was going to buy it anyway. (Can you believe that?)

I hurried back to work after I made my purchase and then I proceeded to tell the story to the ladies that I worked with and they all cracked up. Then they had to see the jumpsuit, so I pulled it out and they all liked it. (:>) So I decided that I would keep it and I even wore it to work several times.

I told that story over and over again and people always got a good laugh at my expense, but I didn't care. It was kind of fun.

I was a size 12/14 back then, so I wasn't considered fat, but I have always been ample in the hip and thigh area, and had just accepted that fact. (My momma was built that way too).

I have included some pictures to remind you what those jumpsuits looked like. Did you ever wear them? Leave me a comment and share some of your embarrassing moments, cuz I could use a few laughs today!

Oh,...I do remember one thing I DIDN'T like about jumpsuits,...you had to practically take the whole thing off just to go to the bathroom! ((smile))

12 comments:

Sarah Robbins said...

Oh Linda! You are too, too funny! Isn't it so wonderful that God's opinion is the only one that matters? I have been taking comfort in that this week, and it makes it so much easier to enjoy the life he created for us!

Thanks for sharing such a fun story- and good for you buying the jumper!

Persuaded said...

Oh my heavens! That is hilarious! I even called my daughter to the computer to read it and she was ... shall we say.. amused;)

Thanks for the chuckle:D

Mindy said...

Hi! And thanks for visiting my blog!
I remember those jumpsuits and wore them -- I also hated them for the fact that you had to completely undress to go to the bathroom.

in him-
Mindy

3 Blessings said...

That is funny! I can imagine his face when you turned around.
Blessings,
Amy

Verna said...

Yes, I do remember those jump suits. I made myself one and dearly loved it.
Bathroom trips at work were far and inbetween because you had to undress. It didn't matter when you went the phone would always ring when you took your bathroom break.:)

Holly said...

I got a good laugh before I even read your post when I looked at that picture. lol Let's hope that they don't come back in style again.

Your story is funny and I bet that guy was soooo embarrassed!! Definitely one to share! So thanks!

Lynnette Kraft said...

I love that story. :) I remember those jumpsuits very well. I used to think they were awesome! ha!

Good to be a Queen said...

Guilty....My daughter and I were looking through some old photos last Sunday, she actually saw one of me in the (puffy) jumpsuit as she called it....Thought she was going to wet her pants....She's 27, I'm very thankful we havent gotten to the pictures from the 70's yet

Kristin said...

Oh, that was so funny, Linda....it made me laugh out loud. Ha! I think those jumpsuits made everyone look bigger! When I was in Brig in high school, it was when those were popular and every Friday we had a certain outfit we had to wear, and one year they were one of those jumpsuits! It was called our "daysuit" and it was maroon with a big white collar and our office (like Drum & Bugle Commander) monogrammed on the back of the collar. Horrible, I tell you! LOL!!!

I remember my Meme and my Mom taking me shopping one time, to JC Penney's. I think I was about 13 and I had my own money and I bought a red courderoy jumpsuit like that. Ha!!! Fashions are definitely something to laugh about, aren't they?!!

Deanna said...

Oh Linda, I so remember these jumpsuits...I thought they were soooo cute!

I'm sure you looked darling in the jumpsuit!

Now if only they'd come back in style,
d

Kelly said...

Haha, your story totally cracked me up!! I remember those jumpsuits, but I never wore them. :)

♥Candy-faith♥ said...

Hi Linda :)
Thank you for the comment on my blog. Its so nice to meet you!
God bless!!

Candyfaith