"Our main appeal is for women. We are not for men to look at but for women to feel good about themselves."
When a life-changing dilemma sprouts in a little girl's soul, she will think of little else until she works out a solution.
It seemed like hours that I sat there, my heart like a dryer loaded with soggy shoes, rounding up any available nerve and wrestling scattered words into a proper row. This was neither the time nor place to discuss lingerie, but like I said, once possessed by the problem, girls will obsess over a resolution or burst. As most men know, this never changes.
When the words finally came out, they dribbled toward Mom's ear in a terrified whisper.
"Mom, I think I need a bra."
"What?" Her eyes stayed on the TV.
Oh horror! Don't make me repeat it! Then Dad might hear. Other siblings heaped on the bed might hear. . . . Oh humiliation.
"I think I need a bra." If snakes cry, that's what I sounded like.
"Oh honey, you don't need a bra. Maybe next year."
My heart shuddered down my spine and triggered a whole series of unpleasantries. A loud buzzing silence vibrated in my head. My face no doubt seared red, sending a steam thick with embarrassment toward my eyes. I blinked rapidly to keep the pricking fog away.