SHORTENING

No, this isn’t about Crisco.  It’s about pants that are too long.  As usual before an event, such as going away on vacation, I’ve bought some new slacks and they are too long.  Now I admit to being a statuesque five feet five and a half inches (when I’m not slouching) and, though I’ll never be a contestant on America’s Next Top Model (obviously the only reason), I’m not as short as an average American woman.

(In case you’re wondering according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average U.S. woman is 5′ 3.7″ and weighs 152 pounds – tall enough to be an astronaut (minimum height 4′ 10.5″) but shorter than the average Miss America (5′ 6.5″))

So for whom, I ask, are these pants made?  I didn’t buy regular length which would have needed to be shortened at least 5 or so inches but petite, PETITE!  And I still have to shorten them about an inch and a half.  Why can’t women’s pants be sized the same way as men’s!?  Waist size and inseam.  It would be so much easier.

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