No one likes trying on clothes. It’s a part of the shopping experience we could do without. Who wants to pack themselves into a fluorescent-lit change room, strip down in front of an unflattering mirror (seriously, why do they always make us feel wider than we actually are?), and get all flustered?
But just because we’ve got a bit of a hate on for the overall change room experience doesn’t mean we want to see them disappear forever. Because, like other annoying things in life–like having to eat several times a day, or breath every couple of seconds–they’re kind of a necessity.
At some Walmarts, however, change rooms are disappearing faster than the Toronto Raptors’ chance at the playoff finals. Swoosh!
Seriously, how are we supposed to know if those pants are going to give us a round, Kim K-shaped butt, or make it look as flat as a delicious Golden Griddle pancake!?
Currently, this is all in a trial phase, with certain stores across the Maritimes and Quebec being used as test subjects. Some locations will have the change rooms removed completely, while others will just see the number of change rooms decreased.
Now, Walmart does have a pretty solid return policy, so even if you get your loot home and it doesn’t fit, you’ve got 90 days to get it exchanged or refunded. But, let’s be real, who has the time or patience for that?
According to the superstore giant, there’s a solid reason behind the decision. “We’re considering increasing our floor space for the display of more merchandise,” Anika Malik, Canadian manager of corporate affairs at Walmart, told The Chronicle Herald.
So while we can no longer try on the pants in store, it does sounds like there will be more options for us to choose from; so now we can buy even more pairs of pants that might or might not fit.