I bet she
was the butt of the joke....
A 52-year-old US woman has filed suit against Victoria's Secret claiming that an attempt to spice up her underwear drawer ended in corneal trauma after a "decorative metallic piece" flew off an example of the lingerie giant's "Sexy Little Thing" low-rise v-string as she was slipping into the come-hither apparel and gave her an …
I thought thongs were fairly small bits of apparel and don't have much room for spangly decoration -- unless, that is, the purchaser is of generous proportions in which case they may well have been plenty of room. But that itself invokes a mental image I will have trouble getting rid of* - a large traffic warden fixing a ticket to a car and displaying acres of builder's cleavage and thong strings.
*some would pay for an image like that, I'd pay to get rid of it.
A Victoria Secret spokesman commented on the case.
“We at Victoria Secret strive to offer quality products at fair prices. To this extent, our generalised slogan also reflects in the products we produce. We develop and produce underwear for the general female demographic. Unfortunately Mrs Paterson weighing in at 46 stones and having an arse larger than a rhino’s does not fit into this category. We do sympathise with Mrs Paterson and her “difficulties” and as a matter of courtesy we have sent her seven silk bed sheets modified to knickers and provided her partner with a 14” extender.”
Paris because only her body type should wear v-type of underwear.
Ah, V-String = open crotch panties.
/me stifles school boy like snigger.
"Her lawyer, Jason Buccat, said that the injury caused by the flying v-string will affect his client for "the rest of her life"." I take it she is blind in one eye now then, and not exaggerating in the hope of a big payout.
Perhaps Victoria's Secret will be instructed to stitch a warning label and disclaimer along the lines of, "VS will not be held liable for any actions which my cause more than your partner to catch an eyeful" on future panties.
I will resist the usual stereotyping of Americans relating to their size and the over stretching of flimsy garments.
Good grief, whats the point of those? Better off surely not to bother at all.
True geek girls know the benefits of something more substantial, and geek boys boys similarly like to find something that you can properly get your teeth into. Or is it just me with a repressed childhood, and fantasies of catching a glimse of a flash of a pair of navy's ......
Mines the one with the pair of Bridgets in the pocket.
Ok, Let's get this straight -- she in her 50's trying on a thong? As they say, "too much information!". Not only does she show extremely poor taste for even attempting to wear a thong she is also an incompetent in that she can't even put on underwear with out hurting herself. But maybe she was confused -- after all, she was hit in the eye -- and was trying to put it on over her head?
Paris as she would know how to use the v-string
''How the hell was she hit in the eye? My understanding of underwear is that they go on the lower body and nowhere near your own head. ''
You are assuming that it was the lady in question who was actually wearing them.....
There's more than one way of spicing up the lovelife of middleaged couples....
Am I the only one who finds it deeply suspicious that she was a member of the world's most obese nation.
My mind is reeling from shock from picturing one of their porkers struggling to wear a thong that was designed for a more "european" build.
Of course Americans have a famous lack of common sense and require warning labels on absolutely everything (like "Careful this hot coffee is hot and will burn you if you pour it on your lap so try not to do that").
Trying to wear a thong that is several sizes too small and pulling it so hard that your gut is straining up against it with enough force to fire metal into your eye is not something I can imagine anybody outside of America attempting to do.
Thongs in America should carry warnings signs like:
"If you cannot touch your toes then under no circumstances wear this thong. If you cannot see your toes then you should not go out in public. If you bend over to try and touch your toes make sure that you have proper medical supervision. This thong not for sale or use in America."
Paris because she has the good sense to avoid the danger of thongs and never wears them.
The link to Victoria's Secret was down so I googled "vstring" - it came up with this site.
I am now feeling a little unwell (and the little unwell like's it!!)
Mine's the dirty one with the holes in the pockets (anonymous for obvious reasons!)
I am from Florida (yes Andy Florida is in the US). I see a LOT of extremely huge and fat Europeans every year. Not sure exactly where you get your information, but you'll have to trust me on this one.
Or I will send you pics.... ;)
I assume you are trying to be funny, but just missed the mark with this. Better luck next time.
Most of you must be under 25 to send in the types of comments that you have done;
Women in their 50's can be sexy.
I am english, live in england and there are more FAT, UGLY women in england than in America - i lived there for 10 years!
I'm not condoning this stupid woman suing, or defending her in anyway - i hate traffic wardens as much as the next person,
Here's an interview with the woman who was injured by the thong: http://www.drunkenstepfather.com/index.php/2008/06/19/interview-with-a-girl-who-is-suing-victoria-secret-for-a-dangerous-thong-of-the-day/
As you can see, she should not be wearing a thong. This incident is entirely her fault - sort of like swallowing broken glass and not expecting it to cut up your gut.
She was struggling to get her 3 sizes too small underwear on and stumbled.
She began to look at her Primark undies and thought hmm, here is a chance to fake an accident and sue! But wait! I need to go for a bigger company with a reputation to protect- who cares if it makes me look stupid and creepy! (sexy granny?)
Thus, her target switched to Victoria's Secret. Had to go and buy some then..
Woah! What luck! Even better that this pair have a piece of metal on them!!
Seriously, this is like the guy suing McDonalds for spilling hot coffee on himself.
I hope this gets threw out, and the woman is shamed. (more)
For one thing, paying to treat a scratched eyeball is usually not necessary (i bet she was faking/exaggerating) and if it is, it's not expensive.
If she gets compensation I hope it only enough to cover her freakin eye drops /steroids.
Things get wear and tear. Why should a random company be reponsible for freak accidents that you cause yourself, or the fact someone's eyeball is somehow next to their underwear as they put them on? Presumably she was thrashing them around some for the thing to go flying off, and on top of all that it's her fault that her reflexes are so bad that she didn't close her eyelid before she was hit square in the cornea.?
I think you meant to say that America has more plastic surgeons, (approx 40 million times more than the UK) and a weird obsession with bleach.
In fact....are you using the wrong bleach on your teeth?
Because... you aware that bleaching teeth is not like using bleach in the bathroom? It does not clean them.
Toothbrushes and toothpaste clean teeth, and their natural coloUr is not bright luminous white.
If you brushed your teeth 5 times a day but didn't bleach them, did you know that they will soon 'turn British'
OMG! Yes it's true. How can this be? Well, if your ego allows, perhaps you can experiment by not bleaching your teeth for a while. You will gain some knowledge about the human body, most importantly about what good hygiene can and cannot do.