Seeing how I work dangerously close to State St. in downtown Chicago, I tend to visit Forever 21 quite a bit (or Forever XI or twentyone or whatever the hell kinds of labels they are throwing on the clothes now). Sometimes I just browse and sometimes I actually buy things I don't need -- which, let's be honest, is pretty much the entire store.
And there's no Exhibit B because I couldn't actually find what I bought online.
Anyway, today, in my quest for more lightweight dresses (it's HOT and humid here and showing up sweating to work is making me feel a bit more unprofessional than I already do), I started thinking about how funny it is that this cheap-o, often trashy store is THRIVING and shows no signs of stopping. And please, don't get me wrong, I LOVE this store, and would probably be devastated if it were suddenly no longer. And I can't really afford much else besides this shop and H&M (gotta love the Euro trends). But, folks, if you consider Forevs to be a classy establishment, you may want to consider reassessing... your whole life.
OK, but point of this post (drumroll, please, David Letterman style):
THE FIVE MOST COMMON PHRASES OVERHEARD AT FOREVER 21
5) How many washes do you think I can get out of this before it melts?
4) Hmm... Go up two sizes from your normal one and it should fit just right.
3) Why are the prices so weird? Does this really say $13.47?
2) Did they start a children's line?
1) Is this a shirt or a dress?