So two blogs I just read made me think of something that happened today.
In one, Bean remarked that she calls certain people highlighters, because of the snazzy, bright gear they wear to go exercising in.
In another, someone made the remark that they were ashamed of their weight, and therefore embarrassed to tell about working on it.
There's a teacher at school who has been working on it. I know this, because one day I saw her (I don't really know her) and commented on the fact that she looks like she lost weight- her face looks smaller.
So weird that you can tell a person their face looks smaller and they beam. I bet aliens somewhere are like..wtf is going on in THAT place?! Maybe that's why we haven't been invaded like in the movies. They think we shrink faces.
Or enlarge them
I told the (male) assistant principal the other day (in front of her) doesn't she look great!? He agreed, looking at me weirdly. And she beamed yet again.
So today! I see her walking down the hall, wearing her highlighter outfit (right after work!), obviously getting ready to do some 'working on it'!
I whooped down the hall, shouting at her to Work it! and she laughed and beamed some more.
Now maybe this chick wishes I would shut the eff up. Maybe she's embarrassed that I keep commenting on her slimmer silhouette. But I doubt it.
B*tch be workin' HARD. and it SHOWS!
Shame makes me mad. I've felt it. I still do, occasionally. But it really. p*sses. me. off.
And if you're doing things to change what shames you, Shame makes me doubly mad.
I have been...I have done...I did not...I tried...I failed...
If it ends in Shame, it makes me mad. Because for every BAD response to those lines, I can come up with a bajillion that are good. Try this out with me!
I have been.... fat most of my life.
I have been....a good mother.
I have done...a lot of stupid sh*t.
I have done...a lot of really selfless things.
I did not...try as hard as I could have.
I did not...treat people badly in my life.
I tried...and I failed. a lot.
I tried...and I never gave up trying.
I failed...at finishing college.
I failed...and succeeded at continuing knowledge.
I've never met an Ad Executive on Spark. If you read this, and you are one, let me know. We sell ourselves short.
We often don't believe in the product.