Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Complaint against Intimacy

The pen is often mightier than the sword, so here is a copy of my complaint letter to Intimacy (A custom undergarment store in Metro Atlanta). I will post in as many public venues as I can find:

As a larger woman, I've made the commitment(and investment) over the course of a few years to buy my undergarments from the Atlanta location, and more importantly I've made the commitment to take care of my undergarments by hand washing 100% of the time with the custom made washing product sold in your stores. I purchase from your company because of the commitment you have to repair bra's free of charge. Investing 100+ dollars per bra, and rotating through 14 bra's, I wear the same bra only 2 times per month. It would stand to reason that I've not "broken" or "bent" an underwire within 6 months time.

I took a bra back to the Atlanta location yesterday 5/3/2010 because the underwire was coming out of its sewn casing between the breast bone. As you can imagine, quite painful to wear. I was told that they "might" be able to repair but because I'd been washing my bra's in the washing machine and dryer (the plastic casing was missing) that I would do better to buy another bra.

I was quite miffed that it was insinuated that I machine laundered my undergarments. I was told when I purchased the bras NOT to do so, and was upsold on buying the hand laundering products. I informed the associate (Jessica Flores) that this was not the case and she became very rude and unaccomodating to my request. I was told to call her manager (Annie Goins) and when Ms. Goins called back she again stated that heat from the dryer was the main culprit in the deterioration of my bra and they could try to repair the twisted underwire.

Let me state emphatically and unequivocally that no product which has been purchased in your store, has EVER seen the inside of my washer and dryer. I live alone, nobody else launders my clothes. I am upset that your apparent free repair policy is actually another ploy to get a good customer to buy another product. While certainly I have no problems investing in good foundations, I do so in part because of your generous repair policy. I'm disappointed to know its a sham. If indeed the underwire is twisted, I wouldn't mind buying another underwire to have the twisted one replaced, but there is no option for this. The only option I was presented with was to buy another bra.

Have I misconstrued your repair policy? Especially since I've had other parts of different bra's repaired with absolutely NO hassle in the past.


Disappointed in Atlanta,
Sharon Hudson

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I knew one day I would have to write this type of blog and I do so with much regret but what must be done, must be done. I apologize in advance if this post doesn't apply to you, it is specifically written for two spineless Sons (or Daughters) of Bitches - yes I'm talking about you and your momma and have no shame! I have no shame in admitting that I'm an educated hood rat. Allow me to expose my hood rat side for the space of this blog. I've never backed down from a fight -verbal or physical- and I have no intent on starting that bad habit now. I am sorry that I didn't see these comments on the day they were posted.

To those persons who insist on Anonymity with comments on my blog, here is your 5 minutes of fame: You wrote the following in a comment because you didn't have the opportunity to spew your blasphemous venom out in the open. Well tonight is your lucky night.
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharon, I am calling you out because I think you were/are very jealous of Des. Unless you can prove without a doubt that the picture Des posted wasn't her, you should not make those statements. I hope she does come back because most of us enjoyed her and she was like a breathe of fresh air. GET OVER IT!!

Q-group member!!!

Lets dissect your nonsense, just the first sentence, the rest isn't material to this point. To "call someone out", as you wrote, would mean to identify yourself so that dialogue between us can happen. You can't call someone out from behind a curtain. The crux of your post is about jealousy. ANYBODY who knows me, knows a few things about me. I am not an emotional person at all. People called Jesus all manner of names, so I have no illusions that I'm anything special. Unfortunately I really do feel that no human is important enough for me to waste my time on needless emotions such as jealousy. So sorry to disappoint you, but no jealousy here. What is here is complete and utter disdain for an adult who acts like a coward and won't come out and face me - personally or even on line in an open forum.

I guess April the 5th was a lucky day for me. I actually received 2 anonymous posts so let me address the other one too.
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are still a fat ugly pig!!!!!!!

April 5, 2010 1:25 AMDelete

My reply is simple: My mother taught me manners and she taught me to always be proud of what I said. I grew up with the motto that my word was my bond. With that in mind, I graciously say "Thank you. You took the time to read my blog, look at my pictures and comment." Seems like you should be proud enough of your words to sign your name, but cowardliness reigns. Sounds like you didn't have proper home training to me, but that isn't surprising in this day in age.
The saddest part of all of this? I'm sure nobody will step up and claim ownership. In effect they've wasted their time and I've wasted mine writing this response to them. The good part is, I KNOW you're reading this, so my mission has been accomplished!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Weight Loss Progress -3/29/2010

Wow its been a long time since I've written a blog. Not that I've not had a lot on my mind from time to time, but time has been the biggest hurdle to updating this area of my existence. So the time has come for me to update my weight loss progress. I believe pictures are worth a thousand words so I'm going to post here and include pictures of this arduous journey. The first picture was taken of me Mother's Day 2009.
It is entirely fair to say that I should have removed myself very politely from any dinner table but good food has always been a good thing to me.

I joined the Gym in July and worked up the courage in October to take a "beginning" picture. I've finally worked up the courage to post all of these pictures on line.

I thought I might keep up this routine and took another picture in December. Can you notice any weight loss yet? I would like to think I can notice some difference in the stomach region but that might just be wishful thinking.

I worked up the courage to take another picture today 3/29/2010. There is a definite difference here, but I still have quite a way to go. I will continue on this journey. I've decided that I will participate in the Peachtree Road Race (10K- 6.2miles) and I really have the desire to run in the race as opposed to merely walking the course. To that end, I've taken up the Couch to 10K program and I'm walking and running on the days I don't go to the gym to lift weights and do the Elliptical or Stair Master. I hope my increased intensity will pay off with even more weight shift/weight loss.

I'm doing everything possible to get rid of my stomach... I do Crunches, leg lifts, twists etc... and it still persists. Any recommendations? I have a form fitting dress to fit into on 10/10/2010. More on that later.