Tuesday, May 10, 2011
It baffles me no end that people feel the need to comment on the physical appearance of others in a negative way. Sometimes in a downright rude way.
Haven't they heard of the old addage: If you haven't got anything nice to say, shut your trap?
Honestly, do they ever stop for a second to THINK about how they would feel if someone made a rude comment about them? Or to consider that perhaps that person might have a REASON for whatever it is?
Again, obviously not.
Today on the bus a woman made oinking noises at me. Seriously. A grown adult woman. She obviously thought she was incredibly clever.
I wasn't offended. I was too gob smacked to do anything but stare in utter surprise. I expect such things from children or teenagers, but adults? I mean, it's so ridiculously stupid.
Grunting like a pig. That's the BEST you can do?
The interesting thing is that even a year ago, I would have been upset by this. Devastated, depressed and probably buried head first in a bucket of Ben and Jerry's.
Now I feel irritated, bemused, and somewhat amused in a "lady you're a moron" kind of way. Because seriously, that's what she is. A rude, unthinking moron.
And I'm pretty sure she got the memo, because I gave her nothing but A Look. And baby, that sobered her up FAST.
First, never ever assume you know why a person looks they way they look. Whether it's fat, skinny, tattooed, bald, multiply pierced, covered in acne, or wearing pajamas at the grocery store.
Second, never let the morons make you feel less. It's not about you. It's about them. If they were secure in themselves and had one iota of sense, they'd never feel the need to comment about YOU.
You know who you are. Never let anyone tell you different.