Okay, I want to start off by saying that this blog will not
become my "complaining area". Yesh, when things don't go right WRT events at Opera which involve me, I have posted about it here (see the DS Lite post). And yesh, this is another post about something that doesn't seem to be quite right about other such prizes I have recieved from Opera.
However, at no time misconstrue this as sour grapes
For this time I am merely interested in why this is so; I am not
ranting about being cheated! I can quite easily pass these things onto family, which I have quite a lot of, and I'm not offended or disgruntled quite so easily.
On that note, I must mention that I ordered and recieved a 110V power adapter for the DS Lite and all is well! As you can see from the post previous to this one, I have it hooked up to my wireless network here and can surf teh intarwebs from anywhere in the house! Joy! I cannot wait until I get FF3 (I have asked for it for Christmas, so we'll see!) and, since I have always avoided hand-helds until now, my journey towards the Dark Side will be complete!
Anyway, this post is about t-shirts I have recieved from Opera. Here in North America, I am quite happy wearing "large" sized t-shirts. I like loose stuff not because I am rotund
- which I'm not
- but because I slouch (yesh, I'll admit it!) and it's more comfortable.
Anyway, after I won shirt #1 a few weeks ago, I requested a large sized t-shirt. It arrived and I immediately noticed how short it was. I tried putting it on, but it left my midriff exposed like I Dream of Jeannie
At over 6'1", I'm a pretty tall large. Well, maybe it was just a fluke that I got a smallish-large. I put it aside and didn't think any more of it.
A couple weeks later I won another t-shirt and this time made a point of asking for an XL so I would not suffer the same fate again! Soon enough it arrived and it fit great! I must admit, I looked pretty snazzy in it and I wore it to work
When I got home, I threw the shirt in the washer, then the dryer, folded it and put it away. Next week came and I decided to wear it again, only this time I was met with a horrible surprise! The shirt had shrunk
!!! It was now a size and a half too small and clung even worse than the original plain large size.
Something was defintely wrong here.
The tag said XL, but my body was saying M. So I took out one of my normal L (made in Canada!) t-shirts to compare it with. The result... well, you can see for yourself:
Either shirt sizes from Norway are different from North America (and they might be, what with the greater than average number of obese
people here!) or the material is prone to much shrinkage!
Wrapping this all up, what brought on this post is the fact that I won another shirt today, when I wasn't really even trying
. Honestly, I have enough t-shirts already, so I wrote to Gautam and asked for a pen or something instead