Tuesday, November 11, 2008

She Said What?

This is petty of me, but still--

     It appears that some customers are having allergic-like reaction to some models of Victoria's Secret bras; that's in the news and headed, perhaps, for the courts.  The company has put out some press releases and pledged to get to the bottom of it.  Fine, that's how it works.

     However, if you have had such a reaction and happen to speak with one of the flatter sorts of American accents, there are some phrases you might want to avoid when being interviewed.  "Utterly sick," for instance.

    It made for a real "said what?" moment for me.  Honest, sister, take it from a career mumbler: sometimes, y'just gotta enunciate.

11 comments:

Carteach0 said...

LOLOLOL......

Took me about 1.6 seconds, but it struck a ringing blow to the funny bone.

:-)

Brigid said...

I wore one and was not hounded by the media, solicited by large publishing houses, or hit upon by the gaucho waiters at the Brazilian steak house.

I want my money back.

Shermlock Shomes said...

I wore one, too.

And no problems. . .because.

Roberta X said...

Flower Drum Song? Ummm...you haven't been secretly running for mayor of a small Pacific Northwest town, have you, Sherm'? Ew.


I have never worn or even owned a VS undergarment. Me and wired bras do not get along; no matter how expensive or well-made, the degree of flexibility my job calls for (and my complete lack of dignity and all but the most rudimentary decorum) means I am, in short order, getting poked in tender places by the verdammt things. One might as well wear a corset; at least those offer some back support.

og said...

On the other hand, I could probably use the support. But I'd have to find a blacksmith to make the damned thing.

Roberta, they way you're built, and knowing some of the places you have to get to do your job (I have also been in an IOT cabinet)if I didn't know better I'd assume you could shrink down to smurf-size. Wait, I don't know better.

Side note: Wouldn't it be nice to have hands that shrunk on command?

Roberta X said...

Yours don't? ;)

I'm fairishly lithe: I am the only one of my peers (a somewhat rotund lot, it is true) who can navigate under the computer floor at the command deck of the newsroom, which sits 2' above the slab on computer floor in a 2'x2' grid. Eeling around amid all the wires in that space, which we cannot open up much because it is in constant heavy use is indescribably awkward, all the more so when hauling a cable in one hand and a flashlight in the other -- sometimes it's a matter of pushing along by my toes!

rickn8or said...

Besides, Roberta, combinations of RF-y things and electricity and conductors in your undergarments are probably a bad idea.

Have you tried a headlamp for your under-floor adventures? Or does it wind up with the headband around your nose?

WV "louarbo" name of Lou Abbot/Greta Garbo's love child??

BobG said...

In the spirit of wanting to help, I would like to volunteer my personal time to inspecting the effect of the bras on these unfortunate women...

phlegmfatale said...

Aw, jeez.

Matt G said...

With that accent, that poor woman needs all the help she can get.

"It felt haaht to the touch..."


Oof.

Udderly unsexy to some of us from the SW. ;)

J.R.Shirley said...

Heh. She said "udder".