When size really does matter

I’ve been struggling a bit to think about things I will NOT miss from Shanghai. The key one for me is the fact that everything is made for smaller people. I never thought of myself as a total heifer until I moved here.  It was bad enough in Italy, where clothes were generally a bit short, but here when I walk into a shop there is often a “we don’t have anything THAT big” accompanied, more often than not, with a look of horror. At least in the US I get to shop on the middle to small end of the clothing rails. As for shoes, not a hope. (I have some serious shoe shopping time to make up for…)

The size challenge extends beyond clothing. It seems like everything is ‘petite’. For example my kitchen. I have to do the washing up with splayed legs (sooo attractive) to avoid hunching over to reach the things in the bottom of the sink, and ever worse,  the cooker hood over the hob is set at midget height. You’d think I would learn to avoid it, but so far I am still banging my head on it  EVERY TIME I use the hob. I can’t tell you how much I will not miss that thing.



  1. #1 by David on October 25, 2013 - 10:35 am

    Made me chuckle. I can just picture it… not that I want to.

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