Okay, I know this is a little bit of a differentkind of video, but I'm sorry I just have to get this off my chest.
Or, uh, my behind, I guess.
Hey everyone, Dana here! And today I am ranting about my underwearshopping experience.
I went underwear shopping the other day.
For the first time in Germany.
Oh my God, Dana! You haven’t bought new underwear in 8 yearssince you moved to Germany? No, it’s just that I always bought it whenI went back to the U.
because I knew exactly what kind of underwear I liked there.
I had been buying the same kind of underwearfor 8 years.
And I could just go into the store, grab thebrand and style and size that I liked, and I was done and out of there in 3 minutes tops.
But then, the last few trips back to the U.
to my horror I discovered that the store had stopped selling my kind of underwear.
After all those years, it was just gone.
Not carried anywhere that I could find.
I held out for as long as I could, but finallyI was forced to go searching for new underwear again, and it has been as horrible and exhaustingand frustrating as I knew it would be.
Which is why I tried to avoid doing it foras long as I could.
Okay, so what’s the big deal here? Well, when it comes to underwear there aremany different kinds.
There are thongs and boyshorts and hipstersand bikinis and briefs and bikini briefs — which, by the way, during my Great Underwear Searchof 2018, in Germany I saw that a lot of the underwear was labeled with English names, which at first I was like, hey that's helpful! But then I noticed there was also a lot ofoverlap among those last three names: bikinis, briefs, and bikini-briefs, so I’m not reallysure exactly what the difference is between those ones, at least not really here in Germany, so for the purpose of this video I am just going to refer to that general kind of underwearas bikini-briefs.
And so if I bought a thong, then of courseI wouldn’t be surprised if it rides up my butt.
That’s what thongs do.
But if I buy anything else — bikinis, briefs, bikini briefs, hipsters, whatever — I buy them because I want something that actuallycovers the butt.
Not rides up it.
So I went to the store with that in mind.
And 97 percent of all the bikini-brief typeunderwear that I found at the store would not do.
I could already tell just from holding themup, one by one, and looking at them that 97 percent of the bikini-briefs in the storewere these horrible kind of imposter bikini-briefs.
They look like bikini-briefs, they’re labeledas bikini, brief or something in between, but they must secretly want to be thongs, I just know it, because just by looking at them I could tell that I would take twosteps in them — one, two — and they’d be doing the thong thing.
In the end I spent 37 euros on 9 pairs ofnot-supposed-to-be-thongs underwear, brought them home, washed them, tried them on, andone pair, one single pair did not try to become a thong.
After an hour and a half of shopping one pairpast the not-trying-to-be-a-thong test.
One pair was apparently happy and satisfiedwith its lot in life, while the other 8 strove to be something they weren’t: a thong.
Which obviously will not do because I needmore than one pair of underwear.
So it looks like I will be heading back tostore to try again.
Unfortunately, very unfortunately that onesingle happy to not be a thong underwear that I found was on sale, which I was really ecstaticabout at the time that I bought it, but now I realize it’s kind of unfortunate becauseI can’t just go back to the store and buy 15 more of those.
The search continues.
That’s my underwear rant.
That's basically it.
I guess I'll just end it like that.
And I know that in the grand scheme of thingsthis is not really that big of a deal.
Sometimes you just need a little rant aboutsomething “unimportant.
” Get that off your chest or behind or whatever, and maybe some of you out there watching this have experienced this as well? So my question for you is: Have you experiencedthis trying-to-be-a-thong underwear frustration? And what “unimportant” things would youlike to rant about? Now is your chance.
Please let me know in the comments below.
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