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post #31 of 46
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Speaking of dogs--mine go nuts when the mailman comes. Not unusual. But when we drive to the airport they go nuts if they see a TSA officer in a blue uniform. And they claim dogs are color blind.

 

Technically, they're not color blind - they just can't distinguish as many shades. Kind of like how some people will just say something is blue, whereas another person will identify it as cobalt vs. royal blue or whatever.  http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-diseases-conditions-a-z/are-dogs-really-color-blind

 

As for delivery - we've never had something stolen, and we get packages several times a week (damn you, Amazon Prime!). Multiple times, we've had stuff delivered to the wrong house - specifically, the other house in our neighborhood with the same house number, but a completely different street name. *sigh* The package delivery alerts are handy - if I'm told something's been delivered, but I don't see it, I walk over to the other house and just take my boxes. So far I haven't met the people.

 

Sometimes the sender will require signature, like for a laptop, and then of course we're usually not home and need to go hunt them down at the processing center.

 

We have loud dogs who lose their sh*t whenever the delivery guy drops a package on our porch, but I don't think that would deter a thief - unless perhaps they just don't want to risk the noise causing someone to look a little more closely.

post #32 of 46
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Technically, they're not color blind - they just can't distinguish as many shades. Kind of like how some people will just say something is blue, whereas another person will identify it as cobalt vs. royal blue or whatever. 

 

Most of the guys I know have the same condition. We suck at fashion.

post #33 of 46
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Technically, they're not color blind - they just can't distinguish as many shades. Kind of like how some people will just say something is blue, whereas another person will identify it as cobalt vs. royal blue or whatever. 

 

Most of the guys I know have the same condition. We suck at fashion.

 

I apparently do, too, gender notwithstanding. For a long time, I owned what I was sure was a brown jacket. People repeatedly told me it was green. (However, officially it was "Coffee", so there!)

post #34 of 46
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Technically, they're not color blind - they just can't distinguish as many shades. Kind of like how some people will just say something is blue, whereas another person will identify it as cobalt vs. royal blue or whatever.  http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-diseases-conditions-a-z/are-dogs-really-color-blind

 

 

 

 

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Most of the guys I know have the same condition. We suck at fashion.

 

its not that we are color blind it is just that our color palette only includes red, blue, black, white, brown, yellow and green...;)

post #35 of 46
In defending my clothing choices, I often have to remind my wife that the male bird is generally the most colorful. wink.gif
post #36 of 46
Just as long as my boots match I'm good. :-+
post #37 of 46
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Just as long as my boots match I'm good. :-+


Don't orange boots match everything???

post #38 of 46
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Just as long as my boots match I'm good. :-+


Don't orange boots match everything???

 

Left and right matches are good enough for me. 

post #39 of 46

I just browsed through Nordstrom Rack today after returning some online purchases that didn't work out, and it reminded me of another reason to buy online. Sizes. God forbid you wear something larger than a 12 (in some cases, 10) and want to buy some nice pants. It is really disappointing to find something you like, then go through every single item, just to find they don't have your size. Which happened to me more often than not today. Does the store not carry it, does the brand not make that size, is it just sold out? You don't have to deal with this crap online. You can quickly see what's available, and many sites let you filter by sizes, so you don't even have to look at anything you wouldn't be able to wear, anyway. And of course this isn't uniquely an issue for larger sizes, but I do think it's more common with larger sizes.

 

Postscript: Any posters interested in commenting negatively on my size are free to go !!@#!@#!@ themselves in the !@#!@#!!.

post #40 of 46
Sometimes sizes at the ends of the scale don't move, zometimes they do. Different brands sell out before others. Such is life. Happens to us all regardless of body mass at some time or the other.
post #41 of 46
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Sometimes sizes at the ends of the scale don't move, zometimes they do. Different brands sell out before others. Such is life. Happens to us all regardless of body mass at some time or the other.

*nod* Finding things your size is always easier online. ... But then you have to wait till they actually arrive to find out if they're *actually really* your size. (Although I think this is less common in men's clothing. I guess men's body types aren't quite as, um, multidimensional?)

post #42 of 46
Ordered from Patagonia lately? I gave up. They're all over the map. I also have trouble finding jackets with broad shoulder without a beer belly cut. Of late, speaking only for myself, Arcteryx is the most consistent fit for my body type.
post #43 of 46
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Ordered from Patagonia lately? I gave up. They're all over the map. I also have trouble finding jackets with broad shoulder without a beer belly cut. Of late, speaking only for myself, Arcteryx is the most consistent fit for my body type.

 

I'm definitely an Arc'teryx girl; little I've seen at Patagonia appeals. As you say, Arc'teryx somehow manages to fit me well.

post #44 of 46
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Postscript: Any posters interested in commenting negatively on my size are free to go !!@#!@#!@ themselves in the !@#!@#!!.

Can you be a little more clear? I'm not sure what you meant here. wink.gif
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by bounceswoosh View Post
 

I just browsed through Nordstrom Rack today after returning some online purchases that didn't work out, and it reminded me of another reason to buy online. Sizes. God forbid you wear something larger than a 12 (in some cases, 10) and want to buy some nice pants. It is really disappointing to find something you like, then go through every single item, just to find they don't have your size. Which happened to me more often than not today. Does the store not carry it, does the brand not make that size, is it just sold out? You don't have to deal with this crap online. You can quickly see what's available, and many sites let you filter by sizes, so you don't even have to look at anything you wouldn't be able to wear, anyway. And of course this isn't uniquely an issue for larger sizes, but I do think it's more common with larger sizes.

 

Postscript: Any posters interested in commenting negatively on my size are free to go !!@#!@#!@ themselves in the !@#!@#!!.

 

Any place that discounts, sells left-overs, etc.  is going to have limited selection.. The regular Nordstrom's, however, will bend over backwards to special order anything you want - they actually can be a little pesky about it ;)

post #46 of 46
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Originally Posted by Paul Lutes View Post
 

Any place that discounts, sells left-overs, etc.  is going to have limited selection.. The regular Nordstrom's, however, will bend over backwards to special order anything you want - they actually can be a little pesky about it ;)

 

True enough, but it's also true to some extent at all stores. I love Mountain Wave in Breck for their service, but they don't stock women's XL, period - I asked after being unable to find my size in some cool ski pants. It's a business decision, of course. I get that. They're certainly not the only ones.

 

It just happens that the Nordstrom Rack is much closer to me than the full Nordstrom's experience, so I am more likely to end up there. Shopping at the full Nordstrom's is a nice ego massage, but if they can special order, I could order it online without having to get out of my pajamas ;-)

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