During the excitement of the annual Junior/Senior Prom most guys have to rent a tuxedo. We just don't have many occasions for them. However on a night when young ladies gather in gorgeous dresses and are looking for a dance partner, you rent a tux.
Tux ordered, measurements taken, tried on...jacket too long. So the sweet (clueless) helper proceeded to explain to a sensitive grandson that he's legs are too short, not that the jacket style is longer this year, not that they may have made a mistake, but only that his legs were too short! And this was after I had to call them to see if the suit was in...I was told my phone was out of order. I don't think so, ma'am, I politely said when I called. Is it in? Yes. Okay, A will pick it up. Originally the suit was to have arrived in time for any needed alterations. Now we're a few days from the event.
A brings the tux home and tells me about the conversation...his legs are too short.
It was sad and when a grandson is sad a grandmother gets mad.
I proceeded to go on line and in a proper pretentious way I named each clerk, their behavior, their aforementioned promises and even the price of the rental. I added for good measure I would never darken their door again. No reply but I had gotten it out of my system.
Imagine my shame when I arrived to return the tux today and I had contacted the wrong store!!!! Egg and foot! So I decided since I had already been ugly, I would not try that again...lesson learned...maybe.
I returned the suit and asked for a receipt to say they had received the suit. The young well-mannered gentleman did not know what to do. No one had ever asked that before. I said, Just sign your name on a piece of paper and I will have proof you've received the suit. He asked the Supreme Lady behind the desk the question and she rolled her eyes!!!!!! This lady was at least fifty and that is way beyond eye rolling age in my book. I don't care how old you are, eye rolling in my neck of the woods is a challenge to a duel. My family knows that. As I was telling my story my daughter said, Oh, no, the lady rolled her eyes!!! I surprised everyone by taking my receipt from the wonderfully mannered clerk and leaving without a word.
It rained all prom night but it didn't dampen the spirits of those attending. Every one had a great time. Blowing wind, lots of rain, A had escorted his date inside and then parked his truck.
Not bad for a guy whose legs are too short.