Sometimes jolly, never green. Always a giant (in China)!
While shopping in Changsha this week, I felt a kinship with the jolly green giant. I am sometimes jolly, but never green. However, in China, I am always a giant!
I have lost weight since my arrival in China, and my pants are beginning to fall off my body unless I cinch my belt causing them to buckle, which is gross. So I decided to look for a new pair along with a wool pea coat and possibly a sweater. But after searching for hours (literally) and trying on quite a few pairs of jeans and several coats, I finally realized that I am a giant in China.
The pants were all still too small or inches too short. I may lose more weight, but I am not going to shrink anytime soon.
As for the coat…well, my shoulders aren’t going to be shrinking either, which means that I will never fit into a women’s coat in China. Not even an XXL.
And my arms are simply too long for any women’s sweater in China as well.
I did try some men’s coats on… but they are cut for me and pulled awkwardly over my chest.
So for now… I will be cinching my belt and layering my clothes. Thankfully, it doesn’t really get all that cold here – the winter lows are still supposed to be in the 40s F. And for jeans… well if I lose more weight… I’ll just have to bite the proverbial bullet and order them from the States. Worse things have definitely happened!