Got this in the mail today:It’s a rewards certificate from Casual Male XL, a big and tall shop that I have frequented used to frequent for years. When I was at my heaviest, and for years and years before that, Casual Male was one of about 3 stores I could go to and be assured they would have things in my size, so I did a lot of shopping there (I also did a lot of catalog shopping too). I’ve been a member of their Rewards program for years as well, and this $15 coupon was sent because I had spent $300 dollars there in recent months. I shopped there enough to get one of these a couple times a year for the past 3 or 4 years.
Here’s the good news: I don’t need to shop there anymore! I’m elated to share that for the first time since, I don’t know, college, I’m small enough to start going to pretty much most retailers (some may not have many options for me, but still!). The last time I was at Casual Male, a few months ago, buying a belt (apparently spending enough to cross the line to send me a Rewards coupon), I had the thought while I was leaving that this could very well be the last time I step into this store.
But now I have $15 free dollars there, and I don’t pass up free money. But what do I buy? Do they carry T-shirts small enough for me now? Come to think of it, I am ready to size down my underwear… so maybe I’ll just buy some boxer briefs. I have to admit – it’s a dilemma I don’t mind being in AT ALL.
Keep it up, David!