Two days ago I got a strange invitation from my cousin, D . In his text message, he went :
” Hey, r u free on Friday from morning til arvo ? Can you find another 2 or 3 girls of age 18-25 to come along to the factory ? Need u girls for focus group meeting, there’ll be goodie-bags for each of u and some cash ( $ ka-chinggg $), and send me each of ur name + bra and panty size”
Now, I’m not too surprised because my cousin actually works for a company producing lingerie and such. Within a minute, I contacted two of my still-unemployed friends and on friday, we were set on a trip to the factory ^^.
We were told to gather in a meeting room, and met up another 7 girls there. Basically what we had to do was answering questions regarding bras.
Staff : ‘So , what sorts of bra do you use most of the time ?’
Girls : (almost unanimously) ‘wired and has to maximise our assets as much as possible’
Staff : ‘ What sorts of colours do you girls prefer ? ‘
Girl 1, 2, 3 : ‘I prefer neutrals, so I can use it under any kinds of clothing …’
Girl 4,5 : ‘Neutrals on daily basis but fun, colourful ones for certain days ^^ ‘
Girl 6,7,8 : ‘The brighter the colours and prints the better !! ‘
Girl 9,10 : ‘ Any colours as long as they’re not too tacky ‘
Staff : ‘ How much would you spend on a bra ? ‘
Girls : (almost unanimous) ‘anything below Rp. 250,000 is reasonable’
– Girls these days are freakin rich, note that most of them are university students-
Arion : ‘errr … below 100,000 whenever possible -_-‘
– A bit embarassing to tell this in front of them, but I once bought a bra that costs me only Rp 6,000 –
Staff : ‘ Which brand do you usually buy ? ‘
Girls : ‘La Senza’
‘etc .. name some brand here …’
Arion : ‘ err … Solera … ‘ ( kok kayak nama lagu )
– after another dozens of questions and Arion spent the time munching yummy finger food provided, lunch was prepared ! Yippee ! , then followed by bra fitting session, and then .. to end with …
Staff : ‘ Girls, thanks for coming today, we’ve got goodie-bags for each of you and would like to invite you girls again when we have more events in the future ! ‘
Inside the funky-bright pink bag there were a luxurious velvet bra + panty set, plastic folder, a satin hand bag, and an envelope with Rp 100,000 cash and Rp 50,000 discount voucher. Woohoo !! Transport home was provided as well !
Me and my friends were too happy , so I guess it was all worth it…