Ill-fitting purchasesWe sometimes buy a readymade garment or get one stitched and think that it would fit nicely after just a general scan of it. Later we realize it did not quite fit as comfortably as we thought. However, this thread is not about clothes. It's about things we buy that we think will fit well as per our visualizations and on bringing it home it turns out to be an ill-fitting purchase.
Let's consider a curtain. We diligently measure the door or window where it needs to be put up, checking the length and width. We go and purchase the curtain and eagerly put it on the curtain rod. What do we find? It is either too long lengthwise and trails on the floor, so it requires hemming; or it is too long widthwise so it gets all bunched up in the middle; or it is too short and there is a yawning gap where we didn't want one; or it is too slim and requires to be s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d to fit the doorway or the window frame. So where did we go wrong? In measuring did we forget to factor in the curtain rod? Did we forget to consider the window ledge? We just have to sigh and somehow fix that ill-fitting purchase.
[14th entry for the thread a day challenge]