Why won’t anyone else tell?
They see it!
It bothers them!
They like you and some of them love you, but they won’t tell you?
Where’s the logic in that statement?
I’m a very logical person and if I can not figure out the logic, it pretty much drives me crazy.
Whether I know the person or not if there is food in their teeth, lipstick on their teeth, something is in their hair, or on their nose and face, I’m going to tell them. Why not?
No, really, why not?
Why don’t most people tell you that there are glaring “things” on your body that are out of whack?
Are we embarrassed by these very human mishaps?
Maybe we should take a lesson from the children. How fast can children, even those who have never seen you before, pick apart your appearance? They say things like:
- Your nose is big.
- Your make-up looks like a clown.
- Your dress is ugly.
- Your hair looks weird.
- Why does your mouth move like that when you talk?
- You have lots of hair on your arms.
- You’re old.
- Your house is dirty.
Surely pointing out a “thing” on someone else is helpful! Right?
I had lunch “out” with my husband and daughter. We eat. We talk. The waiter comes and goes. People pass by our table arriving and leaving. Basically, it is a normal restaurant busy with activity. When it is time to leave, without a mirror, I re-apply my lipstick.
I smile and thank the waiter.
I smile and thank the hostess.
I smile and thank the other hostess who is holding open the door.
Finally, back in the car, I pull down the mirror to make sure my lipstick didn’t look wacky.
STUCK ON THE FRONT OF MY TOOTH IS A PIECE OF SPINACH LEAF!
“Why didn’t the two of you tell me that I have a garden growing out of my front tooth?!”
“What?” they both asked.
“I didn’t see anything,” my husband says.
“Me either!” replies my daughter.
Does that mean that I am invisible to them?
Hello! I’m here! Mom with the HUGE SPINACH LEAF STUCK ON MY TOOTH AND THE WHOLE WORLD SAW IT AS I WAS SMILING AND SAYING GOODBYE.
Even now, the two of them act as if it is of no consequence.
Alyssa is already putting the ipod thingies in her ears.
Tom has the seat laying back with his eyes closed.
I bet if I was that Edward dude from Twilight or Brad Paisley the guitar strummer, both Alyssa and Tom would notice every little nuance of my existence.