Okay I think I’m going to tell you my latest mortifying story of the week for this one. It’s a doozy for sure. Two weeks ago I ran to TJMaxx quickly after work to scope out the home goods section (where has my life gone that I am getting excited about wicker hampers and calphalon pans?) I cruised by the clearance section and I saw a fabulous Ralph Lauren black conservative work dress that can transition to a quick happy hour drink afterwards kind of piece. So I grabbed it and balanced the one clothes drying rack I found in the entire store that was in a random section abandoned (Yahtzee I’ve been looking for one for Mark’s house….nothing better than hanging my delicates if you know what I mean from various towel racks….especially when his parents, really mother, comes to visit) on my hip and motored it to the dressing room. I tried it on, it fit perfect and it was a total steal at $18 originally $250. I did a little happy dance shimmy found a great deal type of move and then pulled it up over my head.
Then panic set in.
My long hair was wound around the security tag……and I was stuck.
Seriously I know. I tried to carefully unwind it but the more I tried, the more it secured itself around the plastic tab. Now I’m starting to sweat. I’m stuck with the dress over my head and my hair caught in the security sensor.
I wish I was making this up.
Now my heart is now racing and I’m internally cursing myself about why I just didn’t unzip it and step out of it like a normal person, why I had to be all rushed and pull it over my head.
So I finally make the decision, I attempted to get into my clothes that I came into the store in. I grabbed my bag and awkwardly walked out of the dressing room holding the dress over my head with my hair caught in it.
The girl giving numbers for the fitting room was all of 16 and I think I honestly scared her when I rounded the corner in the disarrayed state I was in. She naturally did not have the sensor remover…apparently that cannot be trusted by all…but she guided me over to the jewelry section where two little ole ladies behind the counter (remember I live in FL) where having a long drawn out conversation about Pandora bracelets. I was patient…..until I wasn’t.
I finally got their attention and they both were in total shock and confusion as to how I got myself into this situation that neither of them had seen before. Well clearly they have never met me before.
She tried to unwind my hair but “baby it is really wound tight in there“. She finally had me lay my head on the jewelry counter (again…..not joking) and used the sensor remover tool to try and get it off. I had visions of a chunk of my hair going with it.
Well it wasn’t working. Then the other one tried to help.
Now a crowd was gathering around and I was dying a little more inside with each second.
Here comes a third person over to help and finally the sensor released and my hair stayed attached to my head. I thanked them over and over and told them I never wanted to see that dress ever again to which one of them proclaimed “but darling it is such an amazing price for a Ralph Lauren LBD“. Then someone from the crowd reached for it to which I grabbed it back and said “you’re right but we have already started off with a rocky start“.
So the moral of that story is…..unzip dresses with sensors on them or put your hair up when trying things on. Or I could always try this look?
Here is the culprit.
Listen girl I feel your pain.
Ultimately it’s all good. I mean now Beyonce and I have something we can totally laugh about together. Oh B we are so alike….always getting our amazing locks stuck in things.
Let me leave you with this gem. I have been rocking the hand on the hip since the 80’s. No big deal.
Alright I told you my mortifying story of the week. Has that ever happened to you? I mean I’ve almost gotten caught in a terribly tight F21 dress that goes on okay but the getting off part…..has been dicey but never successfully gotten my hair so terribly tangled in a security sensor like that before! What else can I possibly do to top that story right? On that downward slope to the weekend! xoxoxo