Thursday, July 28, 2011

+ Sizing

Everything’s getting downsized these days, even clothing.  People feel better about themselves in a smaller size, even though they’re deluding themselves.  It’s a mind game, and studies show that manufacturers accommodate it along socio-economic lines:  expensive brands are sized smaller than cheaper brands.  A woman may be a 0 or a 2, depending on what she paid for her jeans.
     I’ve been a 32 waist all my life (save for when I got back from Africa, where I shrank to 29; dysentery, like black, can be slimming). But now, I can’t help wonder if I too (just possibly) am deluded.

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