Originally Posted by mack11211
Josepidal is a board member here whose punctiliousness and concern with details some find irritating. Of the two NYC stores, Madison is the flagship and caters to the most serious sartorialist, while the 5th Ave store is patronized by more casual dressers, including tourists.
More specifically, the term, "to Josepidal," as a verb, refers to a return of an item such as a pair of shoes already worn but only after some length of time deciding that they are not right for the returner. The term is particularly a propros when such return is accompanied with an argument with a salesman regarding the fact that the soles are all scratched up and the suggestion by the returner that they were only warn inside on a carpet, not outside, and therefore are not actually "worn." A dispute over the refund of sales tax is also an aggravating factor that tends to prove an effective "josepidal" (the noun form). This is not to be confused with the term, "to mafoofan," which is a verb generally meaning: to have no need to return anything to a merchant, because you are not a customer in the first place, but while you pass no judgment on whether or not such articles do, indeed, warrant a return, you nevertheless feel the need to point out that there is an insufficient survey size to determine whether such returns are, in fact, necessary, or whether the merchant should be avoided altogether, not that you would ever make such a judgment one way or the other.