I noticed this at my gym this morning. It made me think of "Operation Beautiful", only the opposite. The difference is that if I wear something odd my trainer does make fun of me. For instance, last week I could only find one pair of gym socks because the rest were packed somewhere. I had to wear white socks and they weren’t as low cut as I usually wear. I felt a little uncomfortable but told myself, nobody cares about what I look like. I was warming up on the treadmill and Mike came over, and immediately he started mocking my socks. He kept making fun of them the whole hour, and even the next time he saw me, he remarked on how relieved he was that I was no longer wearing them.
Basically I have learned in my life—and this may come from being tall—that people actually do notice you a lot, what you are wearing, how you wear your hair, what you say, what you do, where you go. They notice, they judge. The question is what are you going to do about that. Do you care? Often I care too much. I try not to.
I am also aware of the fact that Mike was only mocking my socks because he could, and because I certainly make fun of him enough, in particular his atrocious haircut.
Look what I got in the mail the other day!
The people at SendaFlyingCard.com asked if I would be interested in getting a flying card. (I think of it as a frisbee, but they just call it a flying card. They explain this on the website, that the term "frisbee" is owned by another company and cannot be used.) I said sure, because I’ve told you guys I’m jumping on the free stuff bandwagon, right? This is a pretty cool idea though, I’d think especially for a younger kid, or maybe a bored high school or college student.
I am not a great frisbee player. I attended a music festival many years ago, and a group of us liked to play frisbee. I earned the nickname "Miss No Depth Perception" because I would run to catch the frisbee, reach out for it…and then it would float by, perhaps 4 to 6 inches away from where I thought it would be.
Anyway, if you are interested in sending me or someone else a flying card, there’s a good sale going on right now, plus if you use the coupon code "firstorder" you get 10 percent off your first order. I love this line from the website: "Get noticed and send a customized flying card today while promoting exercise and outdoor activities." Who doesn’t want to do that? Work off your birthday cake with a nice game of "flying card" in your backyard!
I saw this sticker on the bathroom of a bar we hit up last night. It made me giggle. I went to the link just now and there is a nice explanation of the sticker too.