Sexual Market Value
Two years ago there was this new store that was opening up in my area on the east side of Commercial Avenue. I was walking by the store and there was a heavy set dark skin woman sitting in a chair. There was a security guard with dreadlocks standing by the door gawking at me. It felt like he was undressing me with his eyes. He did not look or dress like a security guard. He had on regular clothing.
"Hello, I see you like to match, if you are looking for something better and nicer, we got it here, " the woman said. " Do you sell bright clothing? cause I just like to wear bright colors instead of solid colors," I said.
"Yeah we got a lot of the bright color section, we got shoes and leggings you can get 20% off discount, " the woman said. "Awe okay," I said. I decided to check out the place because I really wanted a dress that I can wear to church.
"Do you sell any nice dresses for church?" I asked." Yeah, that neon dress right there is good wear for church," she said. "This is a pretty dress but is it appropriate for church?"
"Yeah girl, you can wear it to church, family events, and at the beach," she said. "Here are some shoes to go with that dress, I know you would like these with them pretty feet of yours, " the security suggested. I had felt uncomfortable with his remark. I was saying to myself, "nigga don't you supposed to be outside, this ain't your job to do this." I did not say anything when he made that remark. I had gone on and kept talking to the lady.
"Do y'all have a fitting room?" I asked. "No, we don't have a fitting room yet because we just opened, " she said. "Awe okay, " I said. I had gone on and bought the dress anyway.
"Let me know if your dress is a good fit, send me a picture of it, here is my email address, " she said handing me her card with her email on it.
"Thank you, and I will, " I said.
When I had gone home, I was eager to try on that dress. The lady at the store called it a neon green color. But in my view, the dress is a high lighter green dress. It was really bright. When I had tried it on, I looked in the mirror. I was disappointed in how I looked at it. Do not get me wrong, but I did look sexy in the dress. I was exposing everything a man could have. The problem was that it was tight, and if I worn it to church. I would attract a lot of attention, and I do not want that in a church setting. I can still look nice going to church without exposing my cleavage or wearing tight clothes. I did not take the dress back to the store. I decided to wear it on a Friday when my boyfriend and I go to a restaurant.
Friday came and my boyfriend picked me up. "You wearing that to dress to church?" He asked. "Naw, imma just wear it when we go out, like today. That lady said this is okay to wear to church, she just wanted my money, " I said. "Yeah, if you wear that to church, all the men go be on you, " he said.
When we had got to Olive Garden restaurant, I was getting a lot of choosing signals from all the men in there. That tight dress that I was wearing was on the market with a lot of stars. I still have that high light dress today in my closet. I can not wear it now to a restaurant because in this pandemic being at home seems like clothes do not matter.
The men that are reading this. I know you all had moments before this pandemic where you would take your girlfriend or wife out to a nice restaurant or any social places. Where there were men looking or staring at your woman. That means your woman is working with something. Every woman is on the market when they step foot outside. It is in a woman's nature to get attention. Men should like it when their woman is getting some kind of attention from other people instead of getting jealous and insecure about their woman. Trust me, if your woman was unattractive, she would not get any attention.