The things I find and the thoughts I have.
@1 day ago with 109 notes
Much like The Myth of “One Size Fits All” we’ve been seeing a lot of “This fits my friend, but not me!” People are justifiably upset when they are assured by a friend that something will fit, but find that it just doesn’t. No two bodies are built the same (well, unless you’re twins, and even then…). Two friends who are both a size 18 may find that the same dress (or pair of socks) fits them both differently. We’re trying to make hosiery shopping as painless as possible by providing measurements, but that only works if you know your own measurements and compare them to ours. Here are some tips:
- Recommending Sock Dreams to your friends? AMAZING THANK YOU! Ask if they know their measurements—heck, if you’re really close, offer to help them get their own measurements because that’s really the most accurate way to go about it. Here are the measurements we commonly need and how to get them.
- Are you shopping with us on the recommendation of your friend? As hinted at above, you’re going to need your measurements. 100% legit here, there is no way we can answer “will this fit?” or “why did this not fit!?” without knowing those numbers, and they’ve gotta be accurate. There is no shame here, only us making sure you are happy.
- Did you buy something that is supposed to fit your measurements, but does not fit YOU? Immediately contact us. If we say it should fit, and the opposite happens, it means something has gone wrong and we need to know about it. Defects happen, and we can’t catch ‘em all. We’ll work with you to figure out a solution, which could include store credit or a replacement item. But you have to contact us or we can’t fix the situation.
If something doesn’t fit, that doesn’t mean we’re not on your side. It just means that item doesn’t fit. You are not defective: your thighs are not ‘too big’, you don’t have ‘monster calves’, your feet are not ‘freakish’. Your body is Just Right, and it’s a sad truth that the apparel industry has yet to catch on to that. But it’s getting there, and we’re pushing it along as fast as we possibly can.
Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.
I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.
I literally put my coffee down, stared at the screen and said “Holy shit…”
(via moonlight69)@1 day ago with 250626 notes
Football is like Dungeons & Dragons. Every 30 minutes of real time is like 2 minutes of game time.
(via knitmeapony)@1 day ago with 12564 notes
You can tell a girl she’s smart her whole life, encourage her in school, buy her a chemistry set, send her to math camp, help her apply for college scholarships in STEM fields, and she’s still eventually going to walk into a classroom, a lab, or a job interview and have some man dismiss her existence, deny her funding, pass her over for a promotion, or take credit for her work. How about you work on getting those assholes out of power and quit telling me not to call girls pretty.
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