This week's story actually happened to me on a Tuesday, which makes it extra special.
I think I've mentioned before that I'm not particularly well-endowed in the boob department. I've always been skinny (I also have almost no hips and butt), so I'm proportionate and everything, but I've been known to wear push-up bras to give me a little help.
A few weeks ago, I bought a new bra, and I really liked the way it fit, so last Tuesday, I decided to go back and buy more. This particular brand of bra comes in really bright colors and patterns (one that I almost bought but decided against at the last minute was orange with pictures of goldfish all over it and had purple lace around the edges. Instead I opted for red and black plaid, pink with black polka dots, and red with pink lace.) So when I went up to the counter with the three bras I'd chosen, the lady at the counter commented on the fact that the bras I'd chosen were all very colorful. She was a sweet Indian lady who was probably in her 60s, and we began chatting as she rang me up. I told her that I'd bought one bra of this brand before and really liked it, so I was getting more. She picked one up and said in a very thick accent, "They have a lot of padding in them. Do you like that?" To which I jokingly replied, "Well, I have no boobs, so I need all the help I can get."
She just kind of looked at me and nodded, then began talking about something else. As she finished ringing me up, she told me that the store had come out with a new line of bras, and then pushed a catalog towards me.
It was a catalog of bras for women who have had mastectomies.
Apparently (and, in retrospect, quite understandably), she had taken my comment to literally mean that I had no boobs as opposed to just having small boobs. I had no idea how to respond to the catalog, I didn't want to embarrass her since she was trying to be helpful, and I figured I'd already crossed the line where discussing boob size with complete strangers is no longer appropriate, so I just smiled and nodded, made some sort of noncommittal comment, thanked her, and then high-tailed it out of there.
Tova's Note to Self: Maybe in the future, it would be best not to discuss your boobs with strangers.
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