You know you’ve been that “clueless foreigner” at some point in time while traveling. This episode happened a long time ago, after a few weeks of living in Korea. You see, they sell clothes labeled “free size” here, meaning “one size fits all”. In all honestly, I had no clue what it meant at the time, and really thought the clothes of “that size” were, well “free”. Also, being bigger than the average Korean woman, sales people are quick to point out to me that the clothes are “free size”, meaning they won’t fit me, because they are meant to be a “one size fits all KOREAN WOMEN”. Sigh. It has been a learning curve, but a memorable one nonetheless.
Has anyone had similar experiences elsewhere? It doesn’t have to be related to clothes, but rather to miscommunication between sales people and customers. heh heh