I'm exchanging a few E-mails with an out-of-state family member yesterday, and it's basically idle chit-chat. The E-mails initiated by talk about our cold weather here in Colorado... to stay warm, etc. I let her know all was well, that I was planning on staying inside with the exception of a few errands and a "first date type-thing." Of course she wrote back asking about the date... where / how we met, etc., and I told her "on-line," and how the first meeting always brings out a lot of nervousness.
The next thing I know, the response I'm getting is one of surprise and hurt.
"If you are honest to begin with, why should they expect a raving beauty? You are not beautiful, but you sure as hell have a dynamite personality and many more good traits that a good man would appreciate. Just keep at it. Until you are tired of
all the work that goes into it. He doesn't
have to be handsome, but kind and personable would be nice."
I am not beautiful? Excuse me? Did she really flat out say, "You are not beautiful?"
I'm proud of myself for not letting what she said slide. I wrote back letting her know exactly how it made me feel and that it would have been better for her to keep such a comment to herself.
Am I not as cute as I think I am? Is it not even worth the effort that I put into looking my best everyday, doing my hair and makeup... spritzing on my favorite perfume... because I'm THAT unattractive and I just don't realize it?
Or is it that there are more people than I care to admit that are that hurtful and fail to consider other people's feelings?
FUCK OFF!... to you people who try (and sometimes succeed) in making me feel badly about myself (if even for a moment). Life is difficult enough without your unkindness.