Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Not A Spring Chicken Anymore

Nothing makes me feel less young and hip than walking into an American Eagle store.  Oh, except trying on their clothes in a couple of sizes larger than you thought you wore.  

Or being told that you need a root canal.  

Both scenarios happened to me this past week.  


30 is starting to feel pretty 30-ish. 

14 comments:

~j. said...

The last time I was in American Eagle, my friend who was with me called out, "Who pays this much for wrinkled clothes?" I think I was maybe 27 that day. Never went back.

(sorry to hear about the root canal - hope it goes well.)

Carly said...

31 is even worse. They're telling me I need gum grafts and I actually own a pair of mom jeans--just so I can fit in at all the PTA functions. Maybe that's how the wearing of mom jeans starts, though....

Lindsey said...

Just the other week I went into "AE" just to look at some flip-flops and felt like a total idiot. I would much rather the root canal than go into that store again, I think. But I'm still sorry you have to have the root canal. ;)

megan said...

American Eagle is fine if you buy shirts 2 sizes bigger than you are and not let it bother you. Good luck with that root canal today.

jed said...

boooo.

i felt 30-ish 40 years ago.

Sue said...

Pretty soon I'll find out if sixty feels as sixty-ish as I think it will.

I bet it does.

*sigh*

=)

ktb said...

Jayne - Remember when i babysat you? You were just a little girl then.

jayniemoon said...

Ahh, I'm not the only "old" one who has been in and felt foolish in AE. (I do know my abbreviations--that should count for something!)

Thanks for the well wishing on the RC. It is scheduled in 25 minutes--yikes!

Carly--the mom jeans comment was so awesome.
KTB--where have the days gone?
Linds--yeah, they don't give out laughing gas in AE! Way better. About equal in expense too!

Zach and Codi said...

In my fabulous A.E. experience I was lucky enough to have a male store associate tell me, after looking me up and down, "We mainly carry junior sizes here." That was the lovely response I got from simply asking "Can I ask you a question about your jeans?" Needless to say... that's my absolute favorite store (I'm hoping you are sensing the sarcasm).

Teachinfourth said...

If you got all your teeth pulled, you'd have both problems solved...

jayniemoon said...

Codi that comment made my day. Lousy AE.

Jen said...

I passed an AE for the first time in years the other day. It was my first time at the mall in 2 years, i was getting my daughters picture taken. I passed the store curious since my favorite thrift store shirt is from there. It looked like an exclusive club. It had a funky front that had a narrow ramp up it and you couldnt see in the actual store. It seemed to scream- "don't you dare bring that stroller in here!" So I didnt. On the other hand- my dentist has a lovely massaging chair and even tv glasses! And if you are going to spring for the laughing gas- why there is no contest.

Anonymous said...

that's how you know you're old... i worked at BP (Brass Plum) junior dept at Nordies for 6 years. one day i went in and tried to find some cute article of clothing to insert into what i deemed my rather drab wardrobe (my husband protests..) and found out that i was entirely too old to be in that department. for SIX years i had practically lived there...and now...i might as well have had a cane and a pair of bifocals. children are not our only timekeepers. for AE, you have to be really brave and be deaf...that music is way too loud!

norma said...

Our AE experience...a couple of Christmases ago my husband and I went in to look for some gifts for our three teenage kids. When we were at the counter checking out the clerk asked, "are you shopping for your grandkids? "