“I’ve never worn jeans and I need them. I want those in a size 14.” (She was wearing jeans.)
I had to use a pole to get the ones she wanted down from a high wall rack.
“These are cute but they ain’t them long jeans.” (They were marked extra long.)
Working in a department store, I directed her to every length, color, style etc., asked every question imaginable to try to understand what it is she wanted, because every one of my offered descriptions of “long” just wasn’t doing it for her.
Out of nowhere, she handed me the hangers and stormed off mumbling “Not going to basketball anyhow.”
Later on she came back, looked up at the ceiling, and said “Ya’ll got them JEANS?”