Taboob (An excerpt from “The Lingerie Diaries”)

Here is a list of things that, as a man, you should never say while working the cashwrap at Victoria’s Secret:

“I can check you out right here!”

“I’ll take you right here if you’re ready.”

“I don’t think this will fit in there.”

“So, when are you due?”

This last one I’m particularly wary about. While a woman may look certifiably pregnant, nothing is certain this day in American age without the confirmation of ultrasound.

Which brings me to my favorite thing not to say when working at the cashwrap:

“Hi, welcome to Victoria’s Secret: We don’t have a nursing line, but our stuff will get you pregnant.”

This one came from a woman who made it known she was pregnant, and was curious why we didn’t have a nursing line.

When I later told this to on another pregnant woman wondering why we didn’t have a maternity line, my manager pulled me aside and kindly asked that I never say it again.

 

4 Responses to “Taboob (An excerpt from “The Lingerie Diaries”)”

  1. Jim says:

    I really enjoyed reading this! Thanks for a good laugh.

  2. Ana says:

    In my opinion, this line : “Hi, welcome to Victoria’s Secret: We don’t have a nursing line, but our stuff will get you pregnant.”, should be said in every VS store! It really made me laugh! Thanks! 🙂

    • chris says:

      Ana,

      I honestly tried to get them to say it all the time, but management looked down on it. Thanks for the feedback!

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