Why is it that people feel the need to comment on my appearance? I am truly confused.
-at Winner’s trying on clothes with a friend. She says “You’ve put on weight - look at that fat roll!”
-at work, apropos of nothing “Hey - you’ve gained weight.”
-at work, apropos of nothing “Hey - you’ve lost weight”
-at a coffee shop Me - “I would like some steamed skim milk please.” Them - “But you’re so skinny - you don’t need skim”
at another coffee shop Me - “I would like a cookie please.” Them - “Oh - you mean you’re not anorexic?”
at another coffee shop Me – “I would like a tall latte with skim milk please.” Them – “We’ve got a weight-watcher here!”
-at a club “Wow - you have a really great ass/tits/legs, etc.”
-at the gym while I’m changing “Hey - you’ve got killer abs!”
-at work “You’re too well groomed - men look at you and think ‘Expensive’”
-at other work “You just look like your high maintenance and bitchy.”
Listen people, it’s true, I do care about my appearance. I try to look my best, and do take time to work out, choose my outfits, and do my hair and makeup to enhance my outward look. I do this to look professional and also because it makes me feel good.
I do not do this because I’m trying to invite commentary from the peanut gallery, OK?
If I’m naked, and my man comments that I look hot, fine. Otherwise, I’m not really that interested in having my appearance dissected for your amusement, if you don’t mind.
Thank you, that is all.