I've had my fair share of rejection in the past. The jobs for which I was perfect, the book ideas, the boyfriends who abandoned me, the husband who left after 23 years. But, hey, I'm a big girl, I can cope. But this week, I had the cruellest rejection from a most unexpected source.
I've blogged before about my aversion to buying lots of new 'stuff' for running (No Logo, No Cry) and I've survived the winter in a jumble of bits of clothing, none of which, apart from the leggings and shoes, were actually designed or bought for running. Running gloves? Come on! Next you'll be selling me a cooking bra - 'Want breasts just like Nigella's?' (Please don't tell me you've already got one.)
However, I have kept up my post-run swims (or quick dips) in the Ladies' pond on Hampstead Heath (3C this weekend) and a couple of weeks ago a fellow swimmer ( yes there are a few of us) was wearing the perfect swimsuit. When I asked her about it she told me she had got it for £6 on a well-known online sports outfitters website. I rushed home, ordered one straight away, and when it arrived and I'd tried it on, immediately ordered another. I recommended it to three friends, all of whom bought it - we could form the North London synchronised swimming team at this rate. And then I wrote what I thought was a glowing review.
Next day I received this...
Comfortable, stylish (in a Berlin Olympics kind of way), and no need for painful bikini waxing. I bought it after admiring another woman's at the pond and, as soon as I had tried it on, I ordered another one. I've already recommended it to three friends.I really hope that the knockdown price doesn't mean it's being discontinued as it's the best swimsuit I've ever bought.
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I don't know if I can ever recover from the humiliation of rejection of an online review.
Does anyone know if there is some kind of survivors' group I could join?