By: Kelly Rummelhart
A week ago I was filled with excitement because I found out Old Navy was coming out with a series of Pride shirts! (Yes, things like this get me really excited.) I immediately called my nearest store in Chico, California to see when they would be arriving. The person on the phone had no idea what I was talking about. They put me on hold, their supervisor had no idea what I was talking about. I read to them the information I had seen on the Internet and was told what days their shipments came in and that I should check back.
So then I figure, no worries, I’ll just buy online. Back to the Internet! But I found out for some reason they aren’t going to be available online. WHAT??
I finally found out which stores the shirts will be available at (list below). I then started to brainstorm how I’m going to get the shirts I need. Sure, they will be sold at one of the San Francisco stores but I won’t be there until late June for Pride, and by then, I’m sure they’ll be sold out. So, I have decided to hedge my bets.
Plan A– My IPs are in New York for the next few weeks. I texted D. a list of all the NY stores they will be at the sizes I need. He said they’re on it . . . but they are very busy, so just in case . . .
Plan B– One of my surrogate friends works close to one of the Old Navy stores that will have the shirts. So I gave her my wish list too. As of yesterday, the shirts haven’t arrived yet. Hmmmmmm . . .
Plan C- Another one of my surrogate friends is flying in from Chicago to celebrate Pride and she is going to check out the two stores in her city.
I am hoping that I won’t Strike Out! I have three different options to get my shirts, so wish me luck. I also have two different people getting me two different sizes, in case one is too small. I made that mistake a few years back when I purchased my “Love is Everywhere” T-shirt from the HRC store. My little sister inherited a top and I was bummed they stopped selling them.
One of my friends asked me what I’d do if all three plans succeed. Well, if that’s the case I will be one HAPPY girl and I guess a few will be available online . . . or at least a Women’s XL and at least 1 Extra Small, Small, and Large kids’ shirts!
CLICK HERE TO SEE WHERE THEY ARE AVAILABLE
Kelly Rummelhart writes about her experiences as a two-time gestational surrogate for gay couples. She calls herself a “Uterine Activist” and will be the first to tell you that her uterus is an ally. Kelly also writes at Just The Stork