I recently went to an event where I reconnected with many of my cousins.
Mrs ERJ was not able to attend and avidly asked for details of how they are all doing.
I mentioned the wife of one of my cousins. We had not seen this cousin or his wife for ten years. At that time she was notoriously "big-boned."
I was able to share that my cousin's wife's waist was now incredibly small.
Mrs ERJ was amazed. She asked if it was due to diet or a rigorous exercise program.
"Nope." I replied. "It was probably because she wasn't wearing a brassiere."
Mrs ERJ gave me a quizzical look.
Defending myself I asked, "The waist is the region between the top of her panties and her bust, right?"
Mrs ERJ nodded in agreement.
Then I said, "Vertical distance, not diameter."