Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Slice of Lime-Keeping Abreast of Things


Sunday, I wore a new dress (the one in the picture above) to church and received a number of compliments on it. I thanked people for their kind words but then one lady and her husband went on to ask where I had acquired the dress. It's a rather odd story and since this particular couple are closer friends than just casual Sunday morning pew mates I shared the story.

Some time ago I was approached by the church secretary who is roughly my size and shape with one particular difference, or perhaps two, depending upon your rendering. She walked over to me, coffee in hand, looking me up and down and said, "I bought a dress some time ago but I have found I can't quite fill it out adequately up at the top. I'm thinking it would work better on you since you're...uh....well, er...um...you'd just fill it out better than I do. Are you interested?" I am frugal and I hate clothes shopping so the offer of free clothing someone thinks might actually look half decent on me saves me both money and the trauma of fitting rooms. I said, "Sure."

At this point the wife of the couple to whom I was relating the story began convulsing with laughter and the husband nearly spit his coffee out before adding, "So she must have thought to herself, 'Who in in the church has a rack?'" I responded, "Yep, reading down the church directory and thinking "Gozangas...Gozangas....Yeah! she's got a set!"

23 comments:

furiousBall said...

hooray for boobies! go lime!

Ananda girl said...

A hoot and a half! Ha.

Understanding Alice said...

Ha, thats really good :) It also a nice dress - you look great!

Jazz said...

I would've been the one giving you the dress.

Cocotte said...

That is a hoot! I'm glad I wear jeans and a t-shirt to church!

Craver Vii said...

It's cool that women can do that sort of thing. I have a flat backside, but I would not even think of asking another man to take my saggy-bottom trousers on account of his fuller figure.

Nice of her to give. Nice of you to graciously receive.

Moannie said...

Well, we all know that the best things in life are free.

Cheesy said...

OOOOOO Purple!

S said...

You can wear jeans and a t shirt to church? My, times have changed.

I think a lot like that woman because as you know I make clothes, and often I will make something that has to fit a certain body type so I find myself going over my list of customers and pals to see who has the right body type for a certain dress.
I want to see entire dress. Hurray for gozangas!

Suldog said...

Yeah, I'm with Craver. I can't imagine a guy buying, say, pleated front trousers, and then finding he doesn't quite fill them out as he might have expected, and then going around checking everyone else's package in hopes of finding someone well-endowed enough to be able to use the pants to better purpose. Which I suppose makes women better, since they aren't wasting stuff - we'd just throw them away, or stuff a pair of socks in our drawers.

snowelf said...

Wear it proud Girl!
And girls! ;P

--snow

coopernicus said...

I'm having trouble visualizing...i think a comparison shot is in order so we can judge for ourselves...
(you're not buying this are you...)

(M)ary said...

that is fantastic! i suppose there are so many worse things for people to offer.... for me it would be

'hey, i have an old sweater with coffee stains and you seem to have coffee stains all over your clothes....'

Jocelyn said...

First off, you're soooo gorgeous, and that is your color, girlfriend.

Secondly, I, too, got through many a church service in my life by thinking about ladies' racks. And I'm not even a lover of the ladies, necessarily. I just was really bored.

James Goodman said...

lol, that's good stuff and a great dress to boot. :D Too funny...

Mona said...

Sometimes our 'assets' earn them ;)

Looks great on you!

Beach Bum said...

For some reason the old adage that the Lord works in mysterious ways comes to mind.

G-Man said...

Purple Lime?

Groovy!!!!!!!

Kat said...

Hahaha! Awesome! I'm pretty sure I would have been the last person on the woman's list, so I must admit I am a smidge jealous. ;)

~Tim said...

Does your church have a photo directory?

RennyBA's Terella said...

You look terrific Lime - no doubt!

Desmond Jones said...

Well, I hope you were properly flattered; wait. . . wrong word. . . uh, honored. . .

Reminds me of the time Molly was going thru some of my old gym stuff, and coming across an old jockstrap, she offered it to a buddy of mine, saying to him, "This is too small for Desmond anymore; maybe it'll fit you. . ." And he has never let me forget about that. . .

Pouty Lips said...

I hate clothes shopping too. Here is my version of someone who has clothes to share with me. "Reading down the church directory and thinking "fat ass...fat ass...Yeah! She's got the pork. Susan's ass is fat enough to fill these out."