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Here is one story retold, albeit with a pithier ending:

From Raye:


What happened: Ok I bought my dress for freshman formal (9th grade equivilant of prom) and I needed to but a strpless bra to go with it. I walked out of the dressing room (in my dress) to tell my mom none of these will work, and this old lady was staring at me & was like "OMG look at this CUTE little girl in her adorable dress!" & then proceeded to make it known she thought I was 10 yrs. old and needed a padded bra like she had. (The 10 yr old didn't bother me because I am 5 ft or less, but I'm a 36 C.. that's not that bad, esp. for someone small)

What I said: I just laughed & changed & then like ran out the store.

What I SHOULD have said: Well mine are bigger than yours right now & I'm not even wearing a bra.. (not too funny but I'm being serious)

on the stairs

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