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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?

Obviously not.

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.

Two lessons.

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.
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    well - I am still floored - and I'm thinking "what the efffff?" What a broken person she must be if she feels the need to comment on what someone else looks like. Congratulations on having the perfect response - that "look" which says it all. And double congratulations for not accepting her barb. That's the sort of armor that will protect you.

    2478 days ago
    Ick,people make me so mad sometimes. Good for you,for not stooping to that woman's level and kudos for not turning to B&J! (they're my guilty go to treat as well)
    2505 days ago
    You have to be tolerant of the mentally challenged honey. Well done for not hitting the sweetie jar. I'm proud of you.
    2506 days ago
    I have often encountered this. When I was in school, I expected it. Kids are jerks. I lived with it, I moved on. The first time something like this happened to me as an adult, well I was just too floored to be embarrassed or mad. I wonder what people get out of it, making fun of a complete stranger? I find it hard to believe that it makes them feel better, because if I say something hurtful about someone, even when provoked, I still feel like poo about it.

    I love this post, and I love that you did not let it get to you!
    2506 days ago
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