Today was a lovely day. Naturally, I went outside for like five seconds, and that's all it took for me to get a sunburn. This wouldn't be so big a deal, burning is natural - sunburns are to pale kids as hibernation is to bears - except for the fact that I wore an undergarment of criss-crossing nature, and received a very distinctive x-shaped tan on my back.
This has happened to me before, but on a much worse scale: four years ago I wore a one-piece with thick straps and got a similar (though wayyy worse) V-shaped second-degree burn that kept me tan through the next several winters.
I decided to look up a picture of it for comparison.
Please do take note that I am wearing THE EXACT SAME TANK TOP IN BOTH PICTURES. This could mean several things:
1. every time I wear that tank top, I flash fry like a chicken leg.
2. every time I flash fry like a chicken leg, I'm wearing that top.
3. I have not changed my top in the past 4 years.
I kinda miss my Victory V. At least people knew and respected the fact it's a swim suit tan. With my X of Shame though... a sassy bra is the only thing that would leave such a mark.
At least I've upgraded from an insecure thickstrap one-piece to scanty Victoria's Secret bras.