ThunderThighs wrote:Were you aware that we changed our shirt blanks back in February? The ladies' sizes run a bit larger.
I had not previously been aware of this change, but I would propose, "a bit larger" is an understatement as I'm swimming in the thing. I *might* wear it to the premier of The Hobbit, but likely never again except to sleep, and even then I prefer blank, unscreened shirts and tanks for sleeping purposes.
ThunderThighs wrote:An easy way to tell is by the tags:
Dark blue on the top tag around the ! logo = men's.
Light blue on the top tag around the ! logo = women's.
I'm still going to measure my shirt for posterity sake; however, based on this information I in fact did receive a men's large and a women's medium, as ordered, and I resign myself to the fact that there is little that will be done to rectify my dilemma. Though I am hopeful based on ProfHotpants comment on Feb 22nd that, "...We're not out to be jerks to our customers. We want you to be happy and your closet to be full of our shirts!" , I am left with little left but to rant and whine.
I'm highly disappointed in this whole situation. I did not know of the new supplier with the altered sizes. I should have more closely checked the sizing chart and better informed myself, and for that I take full responsibility. Instead, I based my order on previous experience.
I've only had 2 previous shirt.woot orders, both had been women's smalls. The first was back in May of last year I would guess (I had received it as a gift, so I'm not entirely positive of the order date). It was a bit snug but wearable and I loved it. The second was ordered on May 10th of this year and it is unbearably tight.
Based on this I resigned myself to the fact that in our time together, I may have let myself go just a little. It happens, you know... It's not unheard of. Women, we want to attract our partners, draw them in, but inevitably over time we grow comfortable. We worry less about what you will think if we haven't done our hair or makeup for our big date out on the town and we have the 3rd milkshake without concern of judgment. Thus, resigned myself to this fact of our relationship and I went up a size to have some literal breathing room.
Now I understand that you will have residual stock from the old supplier that you must use up; however, clearer indication of which supplier, such as a banner of some sort, would have been nice during and proceeding this transition. Although I had been unaware of the supplier change, the purchase on May 10th was indeed after the change in supplier on February 22nd. I have gone back through The Reckoning archives, checking the selling points for the 2 most recent purchases, as well as skimmed the forums regarding the new supplier. Although the forums promised a clear indication of which blank was used, old or new, I do not see such indications at the selling points. How would I know going forward if this is based on the old AA blank or the new Anvil blank?
All this to say, woot, you have great deals and delicious wit that has sustained this relationship, but your less than stellar customer service, based on interactions I've had in the last month or so regarding this and other purchases, is leaving me a little heartbroken.
I loved you, but am not sure I can love you anymore. I think it's time we see other people... I know, I know, for you this has been an open relationship all along, and if I'm honest, it has been for myself as well, but you must know you're not the only rodeo in this town? Mistakes have been made on both sides. I should have paid closer attention and gotten to know the true you better. It would have saved both of us unnecessary heartache, and maybe, just maybe things would be different between us today. Our time together will always hold a fond place in my heart, but I just need some space and time.
Every year, I'll take a holiday; I will go to Florence - there's this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I'll sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I have this fantasy, that I will look across the tables and I'll see you there, with a wife and maybe a couple of kids. You won't say anything to me, nor me to you. But we'll both know that you've made it, that you are happy.