For the past six months, Mr. Klassen has been sitting patiently on a chair outside the changing room at the Bay downtown waiting for his wife Edna to finish trying on a few new outfits.
“Every couple weeks she emerges and says ‘What do you think?’ or ‘Does this make my butt look big?’ and then scurries back inside and tries on something else,” explained Klassen. “I’m always encouraging, but so far she’s still undecided.”
Klassen says he doesn’t mind waiting, since there are plenty of Reader’s Digests kicking around.
“I read every issue from 1986 to 1989 while she was trying on blouses,” said Klassen. “And I read through the entires 90s while she was trying to fit into a pair of skinny jeans.”
Klassen has not seemed to suffer one bit now that’s he permanently resides outside the changing room.
“The pizza shops will deliver anywhere,” he said. “I just tell them my wife is trying on leggings and they know just where to go.”
At press time, Mrs. Klassen promised she would just be “another fifteen minutes.”