Friday, February 4, 2011

Some people

So if you read my post yesterday you will understand what I am talking about, if you don't understand see yesterday's post point 2.

Thanks to all of you who posted comments about my "botox discussion" at school.  This morning part 2.  OK I have to say that I don't dislike everyone who lives in Southern California, of course there are plenty of perfectly normal people here.  I also I have to say that after 11 years of me living here, I still don't fit in most of the time.  I am OK with this.   People are different here.  Yes it is true like Amanda said in her comment yesterday. there is a lot of pressure here about how people - and by that I mean mainly WOMEN look.  I found this to be very sad actually.  I remember when I got pregnant I was petrified at the thought of having a girl.  I thought I would fail as a mother of a California girl.  No kidding.  I was convinced that she would end up not liking having a mom like me : not girlie Canadian with an accent mom who likes sports and dislike make-up.   I was so happy both times when I was told I was having a baby boy.  So anyway, this morning, the botox gal came to see me and says this : "I got you a discount card with my guy if you ever want to try a little Botox just say Heather sent you!" All that with a big smile!  I know she means well.  I hope she does.  I was speechless.  I wish someone had taken a picture of my face,  really.  Now this poor gal is not even 30 yet.  I really don't care about what she thinks of my looks.  All I care is what Bill thinks and so far I am still OK.. ha ha!  What makes me sad is that she has a daughter...anyway I ended up not taking the card from her hand.  I thought it was the best way of letting her know that I'm good and no thanks without saying any bad words that the little ears at school could have heard.  I just waited for her to go back to her friends.   This made me think of a bad episode of Gossip Girls...yes yes I am guilty of watching that...So I think it was the end of that non sense. I hope it was.. (I should say I don't juge people using that stuff.)

Rest day today, I still don't like them at least I have a basketball practice this afternoon, will move a little bit!!!
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11 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Next time, you should say "why dont you try exercising, thats a natural way of looking younger" and hand her a picture of your 13.1 finisher medal

Caroline said...

:) well I hope she got the message and that was the end of this "intervention"!

RockStarTri said...

A long time ago a friend of mine told me "When I see all of the so called normal people I'm glad I'm not one of them." Don't worry about fitting in. It is over rated.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Thank goodness for basketball practice! I think you handled this the best way possible (again).

Crafty Jogger said...

That is so rude! WHO does that?? I don't know what I would have done in that situation!

Last time I got my hair cut, I told the lady that I wanted something easy to take care of because I don't have a lot of time in the morning. She responded, "I don't think it's that you don't have time... I think you just don't care about how you look." I thought it was so rude! She JUST met me! How does she know what I have time for or what I care about?

Just like you said, "Some people!"

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I'm so glad you are opposite of the Real Housewives of OC!!! I knew I liked you!!

But, I still watch the show!! :/

Demetria Raper said...

wow! i just read both posts and i thought the pressure was bad to be "perfect" in the deep south. that's CRAZY!! i do think you handled it beautifully, though!

love that other comment someone made about showing her your 13.1 medal. bet that woulda helped her mind her business :O)

Forward Foot Strides said...

Hey stylish blogger, tagged you for an award...

I watch Gossip Girl too.

Anne said...

You did good...I hope she gets it! You don't need botox :)

Pam said...

Way to take the high road!

Jenn said...

I'm almost laughing a bit here as Minnesota has got to be the farthest thing ever from Southern California! We just eat meatloaf and hug everybody....

Completely tactless-you are a better woman than me. Yes-nasty Jenn would have surfaced at that comment!

Hope the rest day went well and you are enjoying your weekend!!