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Lack Of Support Is A Hot Topic

, | United Kingdom | Health & Body, Top

(It’s about 32C (89F) outside, so pretty hot. A fairly large lady comes into the shop wearing an enormous, thick fleece sweater and comes up to a colleague and myself at the desk.)

Customer: “Warm today!”

Me: “Certainly is! Can we help you?”

Customer: “I need an outfit for a wedding. But now I’m here I think I’m too hot to try on clothes. Here, feel how hot I am!”

(Before I can stop her, she grabs my hand from the desk and wipes it across her very, very sweaty forehead. I’m speechless.)

Customer: “See?!”

Me: *trying to discreetly wipe my hand on my leg* “Yes, you’re clearly very hot indeed. Maybe you could find some clothes and try them at home? You can return them, that’s no problem.”

Customer: “Oh, I may as well now I’m here. I could also do with being measured for a new bra. Have you got any fitters in today?”

(My colleague, who is the store’s lingerie specialist, suddenly goes wide-eyed and jumps in immediately.)

Colleague: “I… No. No, we do not! Not today.”