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slice of life at Ross

January 9th, 2010 at 07:26 pm

Saving log - $0
Spending log - $14 breakfast + $42 stuff at Ross (gift card)
Found money - $0.39 (road, sidewalk, escalator railing - again!)

I was shopping at Ross Dress for Less - using a Christmas gift card. First off, I'm:

a size 12!

or at least I am by that pseudo house of fashion. We'll see how 12vy I am, but this pair of size 12 pants fit me perfectly - no "if I lost a couple of pounds" fit.

As I was getting dressed in the dressing room, I heard from the next dressing room over small children voices and the familiar clink of coins falling on floor. Add dressing rooms to the list of places to find change. I found a penny on the floor of an empty room - however it was glued to the floor!

Still, being a size 12 was exciting enough for me and got me through the exceeding long checkout line carrying pants, top, set of stainless steel mixing bowls. And I was waiting in the long line, moving along, I noticed one final thing that made me wonder. A 20-something woman 2 people ahead of me had an unopened 12 oz bottle of beer in her right front pocket. (Bottle cap said Rogue - a well known high-end Oregon beer brand).

It took me aback. Why was she carrying it? Leftovers from a party last night? Way to keep the edge off as she waited?- it was a screwtop, after all. She had a normal size purse and nothing in her left - no place to hold the other five. She moved all right - no stagger - and seemed normal enough.

I mentally thanked her, though. Musing about that beer bottle made the time pass by.

After getting out of Ross, I soo wanted to get a cookie. Then I remembered that I was now a size 12 and had standards to uphold.

6 Responses to “slice of life at Ross”

  1. debtfreeme Says:

    Wonderful News!!

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:


  3. whitestripe Says:

    if it was a high end beer, perhaps she bought it as a treat for herself on a whim while out buying the other stuff she was waiting in line for - i am assuming that you can buy beer in singles like we can here?

  4. whitestripe Says:

    oh and congrats on the size 12 Big Grin

  5. baselle Says:

    It could be - one can buy beer a bottle at a time, and there's a grocery store within the block. Just so rare for another woman to buy beer first & on the way to buying something else, and for it not to be wrapped in a paper bag. All the liquor (even beer and wine) here has to be put in a paper bag or other concealed container. She had it mostly concealed, with just an inch of the neck and the bottle cap showing - no paper bag.

    Yep - exciting to me to be at 12. I started in 2005 as an 18. Big Grin

  6. homebody Says:

    Wow that is great Baselle. I am too now a 12 petite, but still a bit snug. I just found some pants after Christmas for $4.99 at Ross for work, they are lighter weight and I will use them in the spring/summer. I got 2 pairs.

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