So, I almost bitch-slapped the sales person at DSW Pentagon Row today. First let’s start with the fact that all of the parking at Pentagon Row is metered. It is also dreadfully difficult to find an open spot. The only other alternative is to park in the garage and pay an a lot to park. That already has me a little hot.
Then I spent about 20 minutes wandering around their store for shoes in my size. As I have discussed in a previous post, I have wide feet. I have always had wide feet, even as a child. So, shopping for shoes is really a horrible experience for me. I do not like to buy shoes online because they never fit. I always end up sending them back. I much prefer to go into the store and try them on.
Well, apparently, only girls with normal sized feet have that privilege at DSW.
After driving around looking for metered parking and then paying $2.00 to park in the garage, I get to DSW to have the snooty sales rep make a disgusted face at me and say, “Oh we only sell THOSE shoes online.” And the look he had on his face made it seem as if I was asking for something so distasteful as to activate his gag reflex.
So, I said, “That’s discriminatory. What, you don’t think fat chicks wear shoes?” I turned on my heel and walked right out of the store.
I am furious. When I’m done blogging, I am going to their website and lodging a complaint. I know it will get me nowhere, but still. I am doing it. I am so offended. So, because I have wide feet, I have to pay for their shoes first and have them shipped to me before I try them on? And if they don’t fit? Do I then have to pay to ship them back to you and wait for you to give me my money back?
You know, I went out today with the intent to spend my money to do my share to keep the economy rolling. If my money isn’t good enough to keep my size shoe in your store, I will shop somewhere else and keep that store in business. F#%k DSW. Seriously.
I am tired of going to stores and finding either no plus sized clothing or one wall sparsely covered with the ugliest clothes I’ve ever seen.
I’m overweight, yes, but I still like to look nice.
I know I won’t be a plus size for very much longer, but I will still continue to be outraged by the sub par treatment larger women receive from clothing and shoes retailers.