July 18, 2006

Strangers are Mean!

As a general rule I try to be a friendly stranger. I hold the door open for people behind me, and if I make eye contact I smile at the people I pass. You can understand my shock then when a complete stranger passing me downtown today said:

"There goes that ugly biotch!"

(She said the real word but my mom reads this, I have to keep it clean).

"There she goes into the Bargain Store..."

(ya, I shop there)

"...that girl is such a biotch!"

I looked around and sure enough I was the only girl walking into the Bargain Store, was she really talking about me? I wanted to say something back to her but I was in such shock that nothing could come out of my mouth. It's not so much that somebody might think I am a biotch, or that I'm ugly for that, but SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW ME! Who says that about a complete stranger? I know I have seen her around downtown before, she's easy to spot. She wears baggy pants, oversized hoodies, a ball cap, and rolls those Heelies. I know I've seen her but I've never once talked to her, yelled at her, or punched her in the face, although her comments made me reflect back and wonder if in fact I had. I did my browsing in the Bargain Store and thought up all kinds of things I could say back to her to defend myself and reclaim my dignity, but when I left the store she had already gone. I know I'll see her again soon, and even though all I want to do is walk right up to her, spit in her face and tell her she's late for football practice (thus illustrating that somewhere inside I really am a biotch), I will just walk past her in my carefully planned outfit for work, knowing that somewhere someone thinks I'm nice.... and pretty too.

6 comments:

  1. Well, I wish I had something witty to say to that, but all I can think of is "How dare she!" and then send a gang of brother-in-laws to ruff her up. Who does she think she is anyway, maybe she's on this weak reality show that she feels she needs to be tough.
    (This is my first comment... Hooray!)

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  4. Michelle, I hate to burst your bubble, but that anonymous commment about your site being top of their favorites is just spam. See the link? It takes you to some debt consolidation site, and the next one goes to a poker site. You need to turn on word verification or else when new comments come in you will get all excited that perhaps I took time to write something funny, but it really be some one trying to get you to buy something for neils bed wetting problem.

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  5. Ah SPAM! Wow, that's way less creepy.

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  6. GROSSS!!!!!! You should have spit chocolaty-coke all over that chick-err..your car.

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