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The Sport Caught Her Short

| MN, USA | Crazy Requests, Family & Kids

(I work at a popular athletic clothing/sports equipment store.)

Customer: “Excuse me, miss? I need some spandex shorts for my daughter. She’s joining volleyball.”

(I am excited to help because it’s my favorite sport.)

Me: “Of course! Let’s choose a color first. Black is the norm, but we also have red, a bunch of blues, and some lovely patterned ones.”

Customer: “I’m just looking for black.”

Me: “Sure. Does it matter what brand?”

Customer: “I don’t think she’d care. What lengths do you have?”

Me: “Two inches, three inches, and five inches are the regular lengths. We also have seven inches, but those are usually seen as too long.”

Customer: *flabbergasted* “Only seven inches?! She’ll look like a whore!”

Me: “Ma’am, five inches is quite enough cover. It’s about the same length as denim shorts. Seven inches goes a bit past the middle of the thighs.”

Customer: *getting angry* “It doesn’t matter! They’re too short and tight!”

Me: “No disrespect, ma’am, but have you considered signing your daughter up for a sport with a uniform that doesn’t include tight shorts? Like soccer, or basketball, maybe?”