A Sideways Glare at Contemporary Society
We all think we know ourselves pretty well, and for the most part, that’s true. However, since we can only look at ourselves from the inside, sometimes we don’t see the whole picture. This is when the stylized version of our own private reality doesn’t quite match what the rest of the world sees. Luckily, people around us are willing to set the record straight — and frequently do. Here are a few example of how the world can tune us in to the truth.
You know you’re fat when people ask if you’ve lost weight. (Nobody ever says that to a skinny person.)
You know you’re a computer geek when the hot girl in accounting (who has never spoken to you before) leans over your desk and casually says, “Do you know anything about email?”
You know you’re old when people start saying, “Age is only a number.”
You know you’re not actually a valued customer when the auto-voice on the telephone says, “Your call is important to us.”
You know you’re rich when the car dealer doesn’t say, “So, how much were you thinking of spending?” But you know you’re poor when the kid behind the counter at McDonald’s does.
You know you’re screwed when your lawyer says, “I’m a Sagittarius with Virgo rising. What’s your sign?”
You know you wasted your time at university when the most common question at work is “Do I get fries with that?”
You know you’re beautiful when nobody talks about your personality.
You know you’re tall when strangers ask you about basketball.
You know sex is basically over when somebody says, “Ewww!”
You know you’re a pain in the ass when your family, friends, co-workers and neighbours all say, “Yes, I know you’re a vegan.”
You know the first date isn’t going well when the person you’re with asks for the server’s phone number – and gets it.
You know your explanation wasn’t good enough when the policeman says, “I’m going to need you to step out of the vehicle, ma’am.”
You know you’ve just asked a stupid question when somebody says, “There’s no such thing as a stupid question.”
You know your life is about to change when the stranger at your door is carrying a suitcase and says, “Hi, my name is Brenda Sue. You met me at a party 8 to 10 weeks ago?”